About Jarius

My Story

I'm Jarius (Jarese).  I've been a creative since I can remember. It started with cutting pictures out of my mother's Sears catalogs and turning them into outfits & rooms of furniture for my imaginary dolls. Then, the creative focus shifted to notebooks, pens, & stickers in grade school all the way through college. I decided to become an English teacher because I loved the idea of creating an inviting space for children to come learn & feel safe. Nine years later, I knew it was time for me to expand outward, into my community. 


I love to read. I love to write. I love to talk. I love other people who love to read, write, and talk. So, I created a space for people who  (you guessed it) like to read, write, and talk. 

The Birthing of The Kreative Lounge & Social Kollective

The KL (as I affectionately call it) is what  emerged from my months of thinking & planning. I'm looking forward to the growth and vibrancy that The KL will bring to Springfield and the communities that live here. Come on out and meet us!