Alan Schauf, Founder
Al owns and runs a small farm in Cheney, Kansas. Al and Rusty have been best friends for more than 50 years. He frequently visits Denver and always keeps informed and participates in VIA activities.
Zachariah Falconer-Stout, Founder
Zach is an evaluation specialist with EnCompass, currently based in Lima, Peru. He has been employed as an International development professional with over 10 years of experience leading program evaluations and providing technical assistance to clients in government, non-profit, and foundation settings. Lead author on over 15 evaluation reports, designs, and technical resources. Extensive work in Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America.
He has a specialty in facilitating participatory evaluation processes, mixed-methods evaluation designs, statistical analysis, and strengths-based approaches. Track record of progressively increasing contract management and team supervision responsibilities.
Griffen attended Colorado Mesa University with a focus on Acting/Directing. While there he helped form the theater’s Improv club. Upon moving to Denver in 2014 he quickly began work at the Voodoo Comedy Theater as a player in Makeshift Shakespeare.
Dedicating any spare time he had to the theater, he learned about running their sound and light boards, managing box office, helping and soon becoming a bartender, and even being House Manager and Intern Coordinator for two years.
Currently he is teaching Improv at levels 101, 201, and 301, while also coaching a local team dedicated to normalizing mental health and care. His mission with VIA is to utilize improv as a tool to help those living with disabilities become more comfortable making connections in their community.