|Alton Chung is a professional storyteller from Vancouver, Washington state. Born of Japanese-Korean parents, he grew up in the Hawaii Islands, surrounded by a variety of cultures and traditions of stories, superstitions and magic. In his work as a storyteller, he draws a special inspiration from his Japanese roots. His style is lively, graceful, enthusiastic and energetic. He performs widely at schools, libraries, festivals, bookstores and theaters. Alton received a B.A. in Zoology from the University of Washington, and an M.S. in Oceanography and an MBA from Oregon State University. He has traveled extensively around the world, always remembering to collect stories. Alton Chung is the recipient of 2005 National Storytelling Network’s first J. J. Reneaux Emerging Artist Grant.