When not crafting adventures near and far, Johanna Garton fills her days as the owner of Missionworks Consulting, a non-profit management consulting firm in Denver. By night, she teaches advocacy at Regis University. In her spare time, she enjoys using her journalism and law degrees so she can justify the fact that she’s still paying her student loans. Prior to her year in China, Johanna created Kids Yoga Speak, an on-line tutorial to teach Mandarin Chinese to children through the use of yoga and storytelling. To keep pace with Will and Eden, Johanna tries to get upside down at least once a day and find stories in every corner of life. Awakening East is her first book.