Tales in Tandem is a husband and wife storytelling team. Joan and Mack Swift have rich backgrounds in storytelling, dramatic arts and education. A teacher by profession, Mack is a natural-born storyteller who has been telling tales for as long as he can remember. He knows about 940 stories and will tell them to anyone that will listen. Joan is also a teacher. She began telling stories out of self-defense and studied storytelling at East Tennessee State University, where she earned an MA in Reading and the Story Arts.