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Leah Hanes

Dr. Leah Hanes brings a unique set of professional and personal experiences to her role as Executive Director at Two Bit Circus Foundation. Beginning her career in Toronto, Leah produced and hosted an award-winning television series-profiling woman in non-traditional roles. This led her to Los Angeles, where she appeared on-camera conducting interviews and hosting a variety of programs covering environmental issues, business and politics.

She eventually segued into other areas of the entertainment industry, notably as the President of a boutique talent agency representing Academy Award-winning cinematographers, editors and production designers. She also spent several years owning and running an acting school for children and teens, during a period she describes as her “empty nest” adjustment.

Her early life on a farm in Canada nurtured a strong sense of environmental stewardship while her first college experience was in Early Childhood Education, illuminating a solid direction to follow in her recent academic endeavors. Dr. Hanes holds a Master’s Degree in Organizational Management as well as a Ph.D. from Antioch University’s Graduate School for Leadership and Change.

All of these variables led to a confluence of skills and knowledge that fit perfectly into the Two Bit Circus Foundation ecosystem. When she’s not spreading the STEAM word across the country and around the globe, she loves spending time with her grandchildren.