About Us

Lisa Curzio-Blake has been in the field of education for over 20 years as a sign language interpreter, teacher and guidance counselor. She has worked with a variety of ages and populations throughout the years, however, her focus has been mostly with Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing children and their families. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary and Deaf Education from Flagler College and a Masters’ in School Counseling and Guidance from Gallaudet University.

Jeff Blake is a songwriter and musician known for his witty take on subject material and clever use of language in his songs—both useful skills for a project designed to engage a student audience.

Jeff and Lisa happily reside in St. Petersburg, Florida with their 3 cats.

WHO WE CHOOSE TO BE…
A Musical Journey Through Character Education
Songs written by Jeff Blake featuring vocal performances by:
Gale Trippsmith, Janie Richards, Scott Avery,
Kirk Adams, Darrell Dodge, Liz Adams, Jeff Blake
with musical guests Lenny Austin & Buddy Allen.
Based on a concept by Lisa Curzio-Blake.
Words & Music by Jeff Blake © 2012 All Rights Reserved.
Cover Art and Illustrations: Laurie Edwards
Book Design: Zard Tompkins zardart.com

Thanks again to Gale, Kirk, Janie, Scott, Liz, Lenny & Buddy for sharing their magic and to Darrell and his “little studio with big ears” for bringing it all together.  Special thanks to Jim Mason and Anne Richards.