Jonathan Morris is the husband to a wonderful wife and the father of four fantastic children. Jon joined Oasis Family Media in the fall of 2017 following a fifteen-year stint as a lead consultant for a Fortune 500 software company based out of Chicago, IL. He is a 2001 graduate of Calvin University where he played for the men’s lacrosse team while earning his BA in Business Finance. He and his family currently live in Wheaton, IL where they enjoy being active in the community, church, sports, and outdoors.
Steve Smith began his publishing career in 1984. He was active in licensing entertainment industry properties for publishing projects throughout the 1990s, working with Lucasfilm, Twentieth Century-Fox, and Sony Pictures. His book, Star Wars: The Art of Dave Dorman (about his longtime business partner and Lucasfilm artist) was a Random House bestseller in 1996. In the mid-2000s, Steve penned eight upper elementary novels. In 2013, Steve acquired the license for The Obscure Cities, a series of French graphic novels, from Casterman. His first translation, The Leaning Girl (2013), was one of the most successful Kickstarter publishing projects to date. In 2018, Steve was nominated for an audiobook of the year by the Audies (given by the Audio Publishers Association) and a Grammy (for best spoken word recording) for his production of The Good Neighbor—a biography of Mr. Fred Rogers, narrated by LeVar Burton. In 2022, Steve was awarded the prestigious Will Eisner Comics Industry Award for best translation of a foreign material for his The Obscure Cities book, The Shadow of a Man.
Lisa Smith is a 13-year veteran of the audiobook industry. She wears many hats within Oasis Audio, managing production, contracts, and digital assets. The attentive care she offers narrators is known and admired throughout the industry. A native of Berwyn, Illinois, she is the mother of two daughters. Her first grandchild, Violet, is due June 2023.
Rebecca K. Reynolds taught literature and rhetoric in a classical school for seven years, where she also served as department chair. She studied English at Georgetown College as an undergraduate and received her MA in Storytelling/Oral Literature from East Tennessee State University. Currently, she is the Associate Publisher for Oasis Family Media in Carol Stream, Illinois. Rebecca has worked with illustrator Justin Gerard and Renaissance scholars to create a text-faithful prose rendering of Edmund Spenser’s 1590s epic poem The Faerie Queene, to be released in 2023-2024. She has worked as a lyricist for fourteen-time Grammy Award winning Ron Block of Alison Krauss and Union Station and has been a featured speaker at Hutchmoot, both in the United States and in the United Kingdom. She is also the author of Courage, Dear Heart, published by Nav Press.