A self-described puppet mama, cardboard enthusiast, kitchen magician, mischief maker, and outdoor adventurer, Anna looks forward to teaching, listening, and learning from cardboard camp adventurers as they explore where they can go and how they can grow.
Born and raised in Helena, MT, Anna's first experience teaching was as a teen volunteer at the Holter Museum of Art. She left Montana to attend St. Olaf College, in Northfield, MN where she had opportunities to teach in both traditional and non-traditional learning spaces. This has led her at various points in time to teach archaeology, art, the basics of improvisational cooking and flavors, wine-tasting, among many other life-skills across a landscape of places, from the Hawai'ian Islands to southern Turkey.
First introduced to Adventures in Cardboard while teaching at a local art park, Anna has been with the company for the past 5 years and has served as an instructor in Armory, a House Counselor, Residency Staff Member, Camp Coordinator, and as the Outreach Coordinator.
Now, as the Education Director for the Holter Museum of Art, Anna helps make magic happen, teaching and organizing education classes for all ages and interests, including classes centered around cardboard.
Picture taken by Carina Lofgren as part of the Portraits from 6ft series with the backdrop of historic Minneapolis Fire Station #24, the original AiC in MN home base.