Meet the Storytellers

 About Sheila Arnold and Donald Davis

Sheila Arnold brings characters from the past alive through her storytelling Sheila is the CEO and Lead Performer of History’s Alive! and her major focus is performing, managing and marketing this flourishing


Sheila has given more than 600 presentations for schools, churches, professional organizations and museums
in 26 states. In addition, she contracts with Colonial Williamsburg Foundation to present Historic Character Interpretation and teach teachers at their Summer Teachers Institute.

Watch additional videos from Sheila Arnold


Sheila Arnold James - Storyteller

Elephant’s Legs for Marissa


Donald Davis is a retired United Methodist pastor from North Carolina who is one of the best storytellers in the US. During his twenty-five year career as a minister, Davis began to use stories more and more.


The author of eighteen books and more than forty original recordings, Davis is the recipient of both the Circle of Excellence and the Lifetime Achievement Awards from the National Storytelling Network.

Watch additional videos from Donald Davis:

Olio from the Family Tent of the 2016 National Storytelling Festival

Donald Davis at the National Storytelling Festival