Born and raised in Michigan, Twila York discovered her love of event production while working with the Silver Leaf Renaissance Faire, where she spent four years as a volunteer. She has worked in the hospitality industry with Marriott for the past 12 years, where she has trained and implemented policy that is sensitive to, and accommodating of the religious traditions and customs of hotel guests. She has volunteered with Chicago Pagan Pride for five years, an annual event that draws over 500 people. The past five years she has been the lead organizer and producer of this event. Twila is an Animist, with a deep interest in both religious and cultural diversity and a love of interacting with people. In 2012, she graduated from Northeastern Illinois University, and holds a BS in Communications, with a minor in Media. She resides in Chicago, IL with her husband, Devin.