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About Pete's Team

Our Workshop Team

Pete Vanderpool is a metaphysical teacher, professional storyteller, and Cleveland, Tennessee’s most celebrated natural-beard Santa. His book, Equipped to Bless: Finding Relevance in the Stories of Your Life, was the starting point for creating the On The Right Track workshop. Pete and his wife, Joyce, are co-creators of the educational nonprofit, Creative Story Project.

Joyce Vanderpool, Pete’s wife, is the executive director of Creative Story Project. Like Pete, she is a member of the Cleveland Storytelling Guild in Tennessee. In addition to providing educational programming, Joyce is dedicated to a variety of community work throughout southeast Tennessee.

Beth Vanderpool Bracale, Pete’s daughter, is a writer, educator, and workshop facilitator. During her time as director of Shadybrook, Inc., Beth organized programs, workshops, and retreats designed for personal growth and spiritual exploration. More recently, Beth was a Teach For America / Americorps volunteer, teaching elementary school in Cleveland, Ohio. To learn more, visit


 Our Consultation Team:

Wendy C. Brown, writer, marriage and family therapist. Co-author with Pete Vanderpool of the book, Equipped to Bless: Finding Relevance in the Stories of Your Life.

Sally Little, retired NASA engineer and consultant

Mark Vanderpool, Pete’s son, independent writer and consultant, matching foundations and agencies with qualified nonprofit organizations.He draws on 20 years of experience in systems, financial services, Human Resources, and management of both projects and people.

David G. Webb, teacher and psychotherapist