Phone: 847.859.2312

Helen JiSoo Kim

Helen graduated from Northwestern University in 2016, where she received her BM in Percussion Performance. She will be pursuing a career in arts administration and later hopes to open a therapy center for performing and visual artists.  During her free time, she works as a freelance musician in the Chicago area. Helen loves working and playing with the children and families here at Gather and is very excited to be part of the team.

Aubrey Woolford, Blogger & Summer Camp Coordinator

Aubrey is a junior at the University of Dayton where she is studying Communication Management and English. She has always loved singing, dancing, and acting and in high school, Aubrey began assistant directing children’s musical theatre. Her passion for writing can be found in blogging for Gather and the Odyssey network. Aubrey has always loved working with children and is so happy to be a part of the Gather team, where creativity is constantly encouraged.

Briana Kirkwood

Briana grew up in Chicago and is pursuing her dream of preparing for a career in teaching. She loves working with kids.

Angela Lyonsmith, Owner

Angela Lyonsmith, ATR-BC, LCPC,  is a mother of three, an artist, art therapist, Adjunct Assistant Professor in the graduate art therapy program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an instructor and doctoral student at Mount Mary University. Angela has served as a therapist, administrator and consultant for several agencies in Chicago. She provides art therapy services for children and families and clinical supervision for art therapy clinicians. Angela also collaborated with Global Alliance for Africa to provide therapeutic arts paraprofessional trainings in Tanzania and Kenya for artists and cultural workers reaching vulnerable children in their communities.