Our Creative Team

Jewel Allen,  owner/project director, was an award-winning journalist for over 20 years prior to starting Treasured Stories in 2012. She received a bachelors degree in English from Utah State University and is the author of a young adult novel, Ghost Moon Night; a political memoir, Soapbox; and a historical swashbuckling series, Islands of the Crown. Visit her at www.JewelAllen.com.

Mariah Murphy, graphic designer, graduated from Utah Valley University and Brigham Young University-Idaho with a bachelors degree in Communications. She has worked as a graphic/layout artist at Transcript Bulletin Publishing.

Celesta Critchlow, graphic designer, graduated from Salt Lake Community College with honors. She has several years of experience working on various projects for clients including, typography and layout, logos, and web design. She enjoys drawing, painting and spending time with her family.

Amy Sandbak, associate editor, graduated from Grand Canyon University with a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction: Reading. She taught special education and remedial reading in Elko, Nevada, for four years before deciding to pursue a career in writing. Her first novel is in progress.