Ryan Noakes was born in Kamloops, BC, where he grew up thinking life was a musical with his parents constantly playing and singing along with records. An accomplished singer, he has been a member of numerous choirs and vocal ensembles, and has performed in several musical theatre productions. Ryan received his B.Mus from the University of Victoria in 2008, where he was a two-time recipient of the Murray Adaskin Prize in Music Composition, and helped to establish two new vocal ensembles at the university. He currently resides in Vancouver, where he has just completed his M.Mus at UBC.
Katie Fedosenko is a Canadian writer who was recently transplanted to Australia.