Sosé Gjelaj, left, was born in Montenegro, relocated to the United States with her family in 1969 and has lived in America since then. Sosé is an artist, an author, a published poet, a philanthropist and a philosopher. She is the owner of Sosé Art Gallery in Bennington, VT. Her paintings have been exhibited on solo and group shows throughout Europe and New England. Sosé is the first artist of Albanian heritage to have her own show in New York City. In 2012, she founded Source of Visibility, a not-for-profit humanitarian and environmental organization.
Elitsa Teneva, right, was born in Bulgaria. She moved to the United States when she was 18 to pursue an academic career in the fields of psychology and school psychology. She graduated from Southern Vermont College, and received a M.Ed. degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA. She is on the board of directors of Source of Visibility founded by Sosé Gjelaj.