Brett Will Taylor is a storyteller who has helped everyone from the first openly gay Member of Congress to the Episcopal Church tell their stories. He’s also a shaman (a raven and his dead great-grandmother told him this, so you know it’s true) who is passionate about people living lives of everyday wonder. From 2011 to 2013, his Love NOLA column appeared on  ViaNolaVie and WWNO, New Orleans’ NPR affiliate. Today, BWT is finishing a memoir on his “dark night of the soul” and writing a blog series called The Mom Chronicles. Brett Will created Everyday Wonder with Renee because he believes that you don’t need to be an expert, have a lot of money or make a bucket list to experience wonder. You just need to lean back and look up at what’s already all around you.


Renee Peck is a career journalist with a lifelong interest in stories that aren’t usually told. For 32 years, she was a reporter and editor for The Times-Picayune, New Orleans’ hometown newspaper. Her “This Mold House” column, which documented life in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, won awards and developed a national following. After leaving The Times-Picayune, Renee co-founded NolaVie, a one-of-a-kind digital publication dedicated to life and culture in New Orleans. The site now operates in partnership with Tulane University as ViaNolaVie. Renee created Everyday Wonder with Brett Will because she believes it would be a better world if we could all shout a little less and, instead, sit down together to have honest and respectful conversations about the things that really matter.