Creative & Executive Team

Leah Lewis

Founder, CEO & Chief Creative Officer
Leah is visionary, impactful, smart, driven by constructive action, and committed to healing works of all sorts. A former negotiator of international currency agreements (known as SWAPs) for international financial concerns, Leah established Three Butterflies, LLC with a wealth of varied proficiencies. Among her professional roles are pastor, councilwoman, professor, community organizer, managing editor, event producer, and commentator in print media. Additionally, Leah is a community asset and remains a person who tends to bridge relationships between people and institutions for creative community endeavors. Now, she is a producer of both entertainment and educational programming grounded in AUTHENTIC multiculturalism.

Her extensive academic background is rooted in her first-rate primary and middle public school education, college prep studies at Beaumont School in Cleveland Heights, OH, and studies in education at Bowling Green State University. Her academic vita is rounded out by degrees from Howard University School of Law, Yale Divinity School, and Ashland Theological Seminary (OH).

She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., the Order of the Eastern Star, Cleveland’s Women’s Business Center, and the Cleveland Economic Community Development Institute (ECDI). An award-winning businesswoman, Leah placed Third in the 2015 Female Entrepreneur Summit’s Pitch Contest sponsored by Contempo Communications of Cleveland.


 

Creative Team


J.L. MacKenzie

Co-writer


J.L. MacKenzie, Co-writer. J.L. teams up with Leah Lewis, the creator of "Little Lumpy's Travel Log," to write the episodic scripts for “Little Lumpy’s Travel Log.” Presently, J.L. is spearheading the development of the following properties for Three Butterflies: A children’s picture book, “The Squirrel That Went To The Ocean,” an action-adventure novel, “Strange Justice,” and two speculative screenplays, “The River Rats” and “The Legend of Thunderbear.” A 2007-2014 stint as as a Production Manager for Tampa-based Domain Pictures included work on independent features “Solum,” “The Grey Room” and “White Chapel.” During this time she also served as Associate Producer on “Thunder Over Reno” for Aviset Studios. From 2001-2004, “No Brainer”, was J.L.’s brainchild. This weekly column was published in “Believe It,” was a periodical complimenting TBS’ relaunch of “Ripley’s Believe It or Not” hosted by Dean Cain. In 2000, she was contracted by Crossroads Entertainment in Hollywood, CA to write and produce a director’s demo for Melissa Carrey, the then-wife of comedian, Jim Carrey. Melissa greenlit a macabre study of good vs. evil entitled, “The Rearview Murders”. The ten-minute video was debuted at the Sundance Film Festival and enhanced Melissa’s acting career.

Tillie Taylor Colter

Composer


Tillie Taylor Colter, Composer, is a music teacher with over 40 years experience in elementary and secondary education in the city of Cleveland. Her mother dreamt she would become a pianist and gifted Tillie with her first piano at the age of three. She began her formal training at five-years-old. Through her life, Tillie has been deeply involved in the arts, civically, in the church, and on every level academically. Tillie remains the driving force behind a long-standing renowned intergenerational city-wide choir of sorority and fraternity members. Her work with elementary students is a sheer delight to experience as her creativity ignites with the children’s sending ripples of joy through the atmosphere. You can sense it in her original composition, “Little Lumpy’s Theme.”

 

Board of Advisors


 
Lisa M. Chambers, National Executive Director, Tech Corps

Karilyn M. Crockett, Ph.D., Director of Economic Policy & Research, the City of Boston

Talisa Dixon, Ph.D., Superintendent of Cleveland Heights – University Heights School District (OH)

Marcia Gwendolyn Jones, Animation Feature Producer at DHX Media, Vancouver, Canada

Tiffany Porter, Psy.D., Consulting Psychologist & Diversity Specialist, Ma’at Mental Health & Wellness Services, LLC

LaToya M. Smith, PHR, SHRM-CP, Assistant Vice President of Talent Acquisition, Fifth Third Bank