Grey Havens Group Staff
Right now, our staff are unpaid individuals who devote their time to furthering our mission, planning programming, recruiting and training volunteers, and everything else that comes with running the day-to-day operations of The Grey Havens Group, Inc. If you would like to help us reach our goal of being able to afford to pay our staff, please check out our Contribute page. Our staff are also available for Office Hours at Ziggi’s on Main the 3rd Tuesday of every month. Thank you!
Kelly Cowling, Founder and Executive Director
Kelly Cowling is the founder of The Grey Havens Group. She was inspired to gather Tolkien fans together after presenting a paper at the Mythopoeic Society Conference in 2010, where she was impressed by the quality of those whose interests turn to Middle-earth. Her faith in Tolkien’s readership has not been in vain as GHG has grown far beyond her original vision for the group.
Cowling has a Master’s degree in Religious Studies from Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, an institution that aims to provide its students with a contemplative education. Her particular interest is the relationship between the works and lives of the Oxford Inklings and contemplative practice. She, of course, loves the works of J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis but is eager to bend the ear of anyone who will listen to her talk about the lesser known Inklings, Charles Williams and Owen Barfield. Cowling offers courses in Inklings Studies and other topics at the Longmont Senior Center.
Robyn Bosica, Deputy Director
Robyn Bosica works alongside Kelly to plan events, facilitate discussions, and moderate the Group’s internet presence. She also plays an active part in running our young adult branch, and she has been working with young adults in community events, theater programs, and service trips since 2008. She is thrilled to be a part of a group as awesome and intergenerational as Grey Havens!
Bosica holds a Bachelor’s degree in English and Writing from Towson University in Baltimore, Maryland. Her particular interests include creative nonfiction, science fiction, and the intermingling of literature and identity. She is the recipient of the City of Longmont’s 2014 “Make Time for Kids Award” for her work with Grey Havens YA.
The Grey Havens Group thrives only because of the commitment and enthusiasm of all of our various volunteers. Are you interested in donating your time to for a day, a particular program, or behind the scenes? Please contact us via the Feedback page and check out our Contribute page for more information.