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Hi. Welcome!

I'm a storyteller, entrepreneur,
and mom of two young kids & two old dogs in Nashville, TN.

➼ A bit of background

My Projects

Folklight Film Club

Filmmaking & Storytelling

Helping people connect more deeply and strengthening communities through storytelling. Debut documentary series to be distributed globally.

Good July

Self-Help & Lifestyle

Launched 2023 with the guided journal, Small Good Things: A Journal to Help You Feel Good By Doing Good (For Yourself and Others).

Pockets for the People

A Newsletter

A weekly newsletter of women's & nonbinary clothing with actual, real, funtional pockets, because oh my gosh. Small labels, big brands, sustainably made.

News & Stories

Pesto Eggs // Recipe Series: Eggs Plus
Pesto Eggs // Recipe Series: Eggs Plus

By Brooke Tansley on Jan 24, 2023

Hey, listen, I'm not a food professional. I'm just a person trying to stay alive. I make something like this for myself on most days. I like it because it's tasty, easy, fast, and doesn't destroy my kitchen....

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How Kid Brooke paid for the whole family to go to Disney World twice.
How Kid Brooke paid for the whole family to go to Disney World twice.

By Brooke Tansley on Dec 16, 2021

When I was nine years old and eleven years old, I paid for my family to go on vacation to Disney World twice. Flights, hotels, food - everything. How did I do it?  Between 1978 and 1996, my hometown of Wat...

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Maybe the road to our dreams is paved with data.
Maybe the road to our dreams is paved with data.

By Brooke Tansley on Dec 16, 2021

In July 2020, we took a look at our lives. There were three things keeping us from moving forward - rural living, natural disasters, and not enough money. This led us to a big project that began in July 202...

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About Brooke Tansley

Brooke has been a founder, co-founder, or early employee of six arts & entertainment startups and has a track record for growth. She is currently executive producing a documentary series developed with Discovery and TED and filming across Europe and the Middle East. Highlights from her 30+ years in entertainment include starring on Broadway as Belle in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and as Penny Pingleton in Hairspray. She spent three years on the roster of Amy Poehler’s Upright Citizens Brigade and played a serial killer on Law & Order: Criminal Intent. During her tenure at Transcendence Theatre Company, she worked in marketing & publicity, front-of-house management, design & branding, casting, ticket sales, event planning, assistant stage management, community outreach & service, merchandise sales, and arts education. Brooke also handled publicity for Nickelodeon’s Goosebumps and Lily Tomlin’s The Magic School Bus. Artistic Director for Sonoma Arts Live, a theatre company. Founder, Sonoma Laughfest. NYU Tisch School of the Arts: Acting, lighting design, and advanced costume design under Tony Award winner Gregg Barnes (including work on the original Broadway production of Side Show and the reimagining of the iconic Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular), wardrobe supervisor under Tony Award winners Beowulf Boritt and Marcia Milgrom Dodge. Brooke is a certified Rainbowdance practitioner, which is an early childhood intervention for children who missed critical learning windows.

Brooke loves to eat. She's lived in eight countries, eaten street food and at Michelin star restaurants, and her favorite food is still the food her Italian American grandmothers made while she was growing up in Connecticut (the most Italian state in the union).

The Team


Matt Lewis

Founder, Practical Magic

Brooke Tansley is an anomaly, and if she wasn’t working in entertainment, she should be at Langley working for CIA. Behind the disarming smile and textbook Disney singing voice lies a first order, no-nonsense business handler.

Mom & Dad

Co-founders, Tansley Family

"There should be a therapy group for parents of kids like you. Why can't you do something boring?" - Mom

I can't actually write anything my dad says on the internet.