Little Authors Coordinator
A member of (SCBWI) Society of Children’s book Writers and Illustrators.
Precious Adesuwa, the author of the children’s book “Nneka Says” specializes in Child Development, with a mission in “Helping Your Child Grow Organically”. The Nashville native, holds a Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences from Tennessee State University, integrated with a second specialization in Family Studies. Even more, she takes part in various projects that focus on teaching children how to grow and develop in harmony. As a member of Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Precious Adesuwa, with over 10 years of experience in educating children, creates children’s content that leaves a dynamic impact and contributes to the literacy advancement of all children.
Her experience and motivation to nurture children’s development and expose them to the opportunity to lead a healthy and organic lifestyle, inspired author Precious Adesuwa to write the children’s book “Nneka Says”.
Author Precious Adesuwa’s journey of “Helping Children Grow Organically”, doesn’t stop at this book, her creativity and desire for progressive child development and multicultural awareness, drives her to continue to create more authentic material for children.
Precious has been featured in "The Milwaukee Community Journal". She has also been a guest on "1600 AM WTST The Blaze radio", "103.7 FM The Scenario radio show", and "88.1 FM Fisk radio". To learn more about Precious Adesuwa please visit her website at www.preciousadesuwa.com
Musical Theater Coordinator
This is Alan Nettles’ fifth year with C.A.M.A. He started working with the program as a student camp counselor under the direction of the late Mr. Roderick Bronaugh. Mr. Bronaugh and Mr. Nettles worked endlessly to build the program each year. Eventually, he was given an Assistant Director position and now he spearheads the Musical Theatre Camp. Mr. Nettles hails from Buffalo, New York. Both of his parents are retired opera singers who studied under the tutelage of world-renowned classical artists. Mr. Nettles is a film entrepreneur who’s had the privilege to write, produce, and direct several award winning independent films culminating with a special internship program to direct a short film at the Sundance Film Festival in 2016.
He’s studied at several prime institutions of study including the historic Howard University where he plans to finish his graduate studies in Film & Television. While at Howard, Mr. Nettles was a member of the prestigious Howard Players, the Howard Gospel Choir, and SPOTLIGHT Network as a cinematographer. Mr. Nettles will one day share a title with some of the nation’s most prominent film directors including: Billy Wilder, Oscar Micheux, Ryan Coogler, Nancy Meyers, Ava DuVernay, Barry Jenkins, and his personal favorite “Frank Capra.”
Mr. Nettles loves working with children. Out of all the camp programs he’s been apart of, C.A.M.A. is by far his favorite. Mr. Nettles is excited to see what new, fresh talent Nashville will bring to the program this year. He thoroughly believes in the performing arts and the benefits it provides to children of all ages and backgrounds.
Contact Information: firstname.lastname@example.org or (615) 800-0810
Safari Arts Coordinator
Ms. Nettles is a 10 year veteran educator. She has taught piano and voice for over twenty years. Ms. Nettles has her Music Theory and Piano Certificate from the Royal Conservatory of Music Toronto, Canada. Ms. Nettles has performed with various opera companies in the US and Canada and has been a soloist with the Nashville Symphony Summer Series. Ms. Nettles has performed in all facets of theatre and wants to share her passion to keep the performing arts alive and well in her community- especially with children. Ms. Nettles has been the Site Coordinator and Director of various Summer Arts programs in Minnesota, New York and Tennessee. Ms. Nettles is looking forward to working with the children of the Safari Arts Camp of CAMA!