The Staff at Silo Arts and Meadow Studio
- Todd Donnelly, CEO, has been working with people with disabilities for more than 25 years. He started volunteer coaching with his father and brother for the Stark Public Royal Knights basketball team 1990. For many years thereafter, he worked in schools and in local workshops as direct care staff. Todd received his Master’s in Special Education from KentState University in 2007. He taught in both Ohio and Pennsylvania before coming back home to help facilitate operations at The Farm with his father, Dan Donnelly. The Farm is an adult day service site in Malvern OH that is regularly held up as the model for a person centered approach to providing genuine opportunities for adults with DD to grown, learn, and be contributing member of their communities.
- Shane Corn is our on site facility Director of Art/Studio Manager and full time working artist at the Silo. A recent Ohio transplant after making a career in Los Angeles in the animation and entertainment industry, Shane worked on projects for such companies as Cartoon Network, Fox, Warner Bros., Nickelodeon, Six Point Harness, and Maker studios. Shane's background is eclectic with studies in painting, drawing, watercolor, design, layout and teaching. He has a great deal of experience in being a working artist as well as a passion and love for all the arts and people. People helping people, creating community, art, and sharing education has made this endeavor a great success.
-Laura McAllister: Meadow Studio Manager/program director . A native of Canton, Laura is started this new venture after working in special education in Stark County. She has completed Yoga Teacher Training, is a certified Reiki therapist and is currently training to receive an additional YTT Certificate which will allow her to certify other yoga instructors. She is also a certified trainer in Healthy Lifestyles curriculum and spent 5 years traveling the midwest learning and working on biodynamic farms. Laura has a degree in Photography from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh and plans to incorporate all of her knowledge into The Meadow program.