Gail Trotter & Quinn Fontaine

Gail Trotter has been advocating for the rights of the disabled and elderly for over 30 years. For the past decade she has been with the state of NM Ombudsman Program investigating allegations of abuse and neglect in nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

Trained at Chicago's Second City, Gail uses improv to demonstrate best practice techniques to those caring for and supporting people with differing realities including dementia.

Quinn Fontaine is an out and proud TRANSguy who has a background in all things expressive [standup, sketch and improvisational comedy, installation work and found object sculpture]. Quinn also co-wrote, co-produced and co-starred with the sketch comedy troupe Nude Coffee, playing venues throughout the United States and Europe, most notably Edinburgh’s International Fringe Festival. Fontaine’s first-ever one—person show,LEARNING TO STAY,was selected for fellowship with The Global Center for Cultural Entrepreneurship. Fontaine’s second solo show, aptly titledKATHLEEN FONTAINE: THE MAN, THE MYSTERY!, played to sold out audiences.