Meet Our Founders
Celeste Davidson was thinking about ways to motivate and inspire young people with limited access to
consistent, high-quality educational resources. Adam Simon was researching ways to serve older
adults who suffered from social isolation. Both had witnessed the devastating effects of social
isolation and diminished agency within their own families, the results of illness and lack of
Celeste and Adam also shared the belief that stories are the currency of human interaction, with the
potential to foster self-expression, self efficacy, and communal bonds. They decided to team up and
develop a virtual community based around enjoying, creating and sharing stories: one open to people
of all ages and abilities.
While Adam built the website, Celeste applied her writing and pedagogical skills to the development
of a holistic creative writing curriculum. Together, they created Bardsy's unique Story Builder - a
set of interactive templates and tools that can help anyone, from beginners to experienced writers,
tell better stories. They also committed to maintaining a safe, supportive place for self-expression
with a self-sustaining business model that rejects ads and invasions of privacy in favor of
Celeste and Adam strive to constantly improve the site to meet the evolving needs of their members.
Complacency is not in their vocabulary!