Meet Our Storytellers

The Tale Tellers of St. Augustine performers run the range of personal stories, re-enactment based stories, original stories, humorous, serious and healing stories. You can find just the performer for your special storytelling events and needs. Many have their own websites you can visit. For those that do not, just send an e-mail for more information to [email protected]

Please note that Tale Tellers of St. Augustine provides this performance directory as a public service. The individuals shown below are current members of Tale Tellers of St. Augustine who have chosen to advertise their talents on this web site. Potential employers and/or sponsors are encouraged to check the references of any teller being considered prior to issuing a performance contract, and to be aware that fees vary widely. Tale Tellers of St. Augustine cannot make specific recommendations.


Margaret Kaler

A Joyful and Dramatic Storyteller Presenting Susan B. Anthony: “Equal Rights for All People Everywhere,” Emily Dickinson: “I Dwell in Possibility,” Harriet BEecher Stowe: “The Cruel Soul of Slavery,” and Creative & Professional Storytelling Programs: “Down by the Sea,” “Knitting Our Bones,” “The Pirates Life,” and ” Ghosts and Grandmothers.” Programs adaptable to age and venue. Telephone: 904-377-7063 E-Mail: [email protected]

Chris Kastle

Chris Kastle has performed throughout the United States and in Canada, Europe, and New Zealand.  Her three most recent CDs reflect her versatility as a vocalist, musician, songwriter, storyteller, and, at times, her background in traditional maritime and Celtic music. Her original works have been described as “exquisite” and possessing “powerful imagery”.   She accompanies her songs on finger-style guitar and occasionally fiddle, penny whistle, spoons, bodhran, and mandolin. Chris is a published author with two new books in 2014, an exhibiting visual artist, educator, and one-time Tall Ship sailor living in the historic city of St. Augustine. In 2015 she was presented with the Annette J. Bruce Lifetime Achievement Award by the Florida Storytelling Association. In May of 2016 she posted a video of her song, El Faro, in memory of the crew.  For more information about Chris and her many talents please visit:

Drew Sappington

Drew Sappington is an author and storyteller. He has worked a variety of odd jobs–at least they seemed odd to him. These include college professor, pest control guy, ward administrator in a mental hospital, researcher, bouncer at a teenage nightclub, fencer (hog-wire, not swords) and clinical psychologist. A member of the Tale Tellers of St. Augustine, he performs in theaters, at folk festivals and most anywhere people will sit still. He has published one textbook, forty articles in professional journals (including Psychological Bulletin and American Psychologist) and a few stories in publications that people actually read. He enjoys history and St. Augustine.

Telephone: 904-797-2025 E-Mail: [email protected]

Natalie Beltrami

Natalie is an artist, actor, and storyteller. She believes our stories are the threads that create the fabric of our lives. When we reflect on them, we see the rich pattern of who we are. When we see them, we see we are all pieces of the same garment. Performances include Limelight Theatre shows, festivals and libraries. St. Augustine, FL 32086
Telephone: 386-439-3807  E-Mail: [email protected]

David Fussell

Retired and loves to tell stories and explore the back roads of highways and byways.
Telephone: 309-825-8482   E-Mail: [email protected]

With fond memories we remember our Tale Tellers of recent times past.

Shirley Bryce
Terri McConnell
MJ Harris
Gail Pflaster
Eve Bates
Joe Fell