Anthony Tyrone Pressley is a native Baltimorean gifted in the area of creative writing, public speaking, folkloric expressions and poetry. Growing up the seventh of ten children to two hard working and dedicated parents, Bertha Lee and Leroy Pressley, love and culture inspired his creative expressions. While studying at the University of Maryland, Anthony was awarded a life changing experience as an exchange student to Chile. This opportunity expanded his insight and appreciation for people around the world.
Anthony was published as a teenage columnist with the Baltimore Afro-American newspaper and co-hosted a live television talk show in his senior year of high school. He is the author of two gospel musicals, “Daughters of God” and “Psalms of David”. As a boy, he was requested to read at weddings, banquets, funerals and other celebrations. He is renowned for his ability to capture an audience with heart filled true stories. He is the recipient of the First Place Award for the Washington D.C. Open Mic Spoken Word Competition 2007 with his dramatic short story entitled, “The Day My Brother Bernard Shot the Bus Driver”.
His professional career includes serving as a Community Organizer, Legislative Aid, Director of Community Resources in a non profit community development corporation, grant writer and manager in the field of hospitality. He is a people person with a heart for children choirs, stage and politics.