The Laughing Leopard Press Team
Merle Bennett Buzzelli
Merle Bennett Buzzelli earned her undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University in Social Work, her Masters of Science in Community Counseling from the University of Akron, and her Masters of Science in School Counseling from Malone University. She has spent the majority of her career in the field of education as an expert in the areas of substance use, abuse, and prevention; school climate; and bullying prevention and education. Mrs. Buzzelli has been nationally recognized for her work in the field of bullying prevention. Currently, she is a high school counselor. She is married, has one son, three step-sons and seven grandchildren.
Alexandria Schall was born and raised in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. She has attended The University of Akron and Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU), where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Entrepreneurship and minor in Music in April 2015. While studying at IWU, she also completed training in elementary and special education so she could work with children with autism and other learning disabilities.
In addition to drafting the marketing plan and performing market research for This is A. Blob, Alexandria has contributed her skills to the marketing and social media management for the nonprofit Akron Fossils and Science Center. She hopes to own a company that combines her love of art and business. In her leisure time, Alexandria enjoys creating music, reading, and spending as much time outdoors as possible.