Baltimore's Imagination Lab

Shari Elliker has over 22 years of experience as a voice-over artist, radio host, and actor.  “The Shari Elliker Show” won the Outstanding Talk Show award from the Associated Press in 2007 and 2008. Ms. Elliker has numerous national and local voice-over credits and has appeared in several roles on television and film. She has a passion for animals and is a Board Member for BARCS, the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter. Ms. Elliker became involved as a volunteer at Man Alive co-facilitating the newly established Women’s Empowerment Group with Ms. Reese. Their work with this group evolved into the founding of the Imagination Lab.

Karen Reese, MA serves as the CEO of Man Alive, Inc., Lane Treatment Center, LLC, and President of Recycled Love, Inc.  She served on the Executive Committee of the National Institute of Drug Abuse Clinical Trials Network.  Karen was nominated to participate in the Weinberg Leadership Program and is a Weinberg Fellow.  Under her leadership, she has developed many innovative, programs sensitive to the needs of an urban environment.  Her past training in professional dance and theatre, coupled with her leadership experiences, have led her to co-develop Baltimore’s Imagination Lab.

Shari Elliker


Meet Our co-Founders



Art
Music
improvisation
Dance
Creative Writing
Poetry

Karen Reese


Art
Music
improvisation
Dance
Creative Writing
Poetry

"If you can dream you can imagine
and if you can imagine you can dream"

*Video Credit: UmbrellaTreeMedia.com


Baltimore’s Imagination Lab is a for purpose program that fosters change through creativity.