About The Townies Team
KIM MAXWELL, Creator: Mrs. Maxwell's transformative style of coaching has inspired beginners and professional actors for over 30 years. With her compassionate guidance, students undertake the fulfilling and transformative process of discovering, developing and performing their own stories. From preteens to senior citizens, Ms. Maxwell’s students, over a thousand in number, have gathered in theaters, detention centers and living rooms throughout Los Angeles and Ventura Counties to have their stories heard. Kim is also a community activist. She has also volunteered hundreds of hours to community organizations ranging from public and private elementary, junior and high schools to multiple local non-profits.
KEN EROS, Co-Producer, Studio Engineering & Mixing: A California-based producer, engineer and mixer, Ken is also a vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter for the trip-hop band Green Man. His studio and production skills have helped several artists attain Grammy® nominations, including Truth, by Robben Ford (“Best Contemporary Blues Album”- 2007), and Be Bop Your Best, by Red Grammer (“Best Musical Album for Children” - 2005). When not reading technical manuals or nerding-out completely in the studio, Ken can be found walking along Ojai’s Shelf Road, and doting on his dogs.
LILY BROWN, Co-Producer, Staff Writer & Website Designer: In 2015, Lily received her B.A. in Spanish, Drama & Political Science from Bennington College. Now graduated, Lily works as the Content Writer and Managing Director/Producer for Kim Maxwell Studio and Co-Producer of The Townies Podcast (described by a reviewer as “The Moth meets Prairie Home Companion… high on fermented Pixie tangerines”), while also continuing to pursue her career as a writer, storyteller and actress. Lily is thrilled to have attended The Thread at Yale in June 2017. Having studied Spanish for 11 years and French for 4, it is her love of language that propels her interest in words and the power of stories.
ASA LEARMONTH, Co-Producer & Writer: is currently a senior at Bennington College studying theatre and philosophy. Growing up in rural Vermont, podcasts have intrigued, entertained and captivated him from the ripe young age of fifteen, and he feels lucky to have this opportunity to help The Townies Podcast come into fruition in any way he can.
CAROL COHEN RAMSER, Managing Producer: Carol spent years as a gypsy magazine photographer before she tried on the producer hat. Since then, she has produced hundreds of widely seen images, commercials and documentaries. When she’s not helping artists realize their vision or babying avocado trees on her ranch, she can be found trying to expand the universe.