Our Founders

Kat Neis
co-founder & editor in chief

Born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Kat is a writer, poet, and student. She has been involved in the creative world for several years with her poetry and creative nonfiction recognized by The Academy of American Poets, The Dyer-Ives Foundation, and The College of Wooster. A freelance writer as well, Kat's journalistic endeavors have appeared in Dressage Today Magazine and Fédération Equestre Internationale. She co-founded Siblíní as a junior in high school and hopes to continue it well into the future. 

 

Betsy Neis
co-founder & Artistic Director

Betsy has been involved with the artistic world since she was a child. As a painter, her work has been recognized by Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. In the last few years, Betsy has pursued her interests in film and video production, focusing on directing and cinematography. She made her directing debut in 2016 with short film Shattered. Since then, she has continued to work on films, one even debuting at Cannes Film Festival in 2017. She is a freelance filmmaker and fashion illustrator.