Photos by: 
Leotha Stanley

Composition by: 
Theran Michaelis (Theran Creative)

Theran Michaelis, owner of Theran Creative, has worked on the UMOJA Magazine team since the beginning of 2019.  His role includes designing both the print and digital editions alongside Director of Business Operations and Advertising Leotha Stanley, Copy Editor Wizzy Metz, and Marketing Consultant Taeli Turner-Reistad, with help from a tremendously talented group of writers and photographers.

Located in Madison, Wisconsin, Theran Creative specializes in small business marketing & design, providing solutions that help emerging brands get noticed. Non-profit directors, start-up leaders, and small business owners choose Theran Creative to spark the success of their organization. Get started at