Instructors

Betsy Nelson

Betsy Nelson Betsy, AKA That Food Girl, Culinary Herbalist, works as a freelance food stylist and recipe developer and in her spare time channels her creativeness into wool felting, gardening, cooking and wood spoon carving. She has always had a crafty side and has been working with fibers for the last 15 years for fun…

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Bre Marsal

Bre Marsel Bre Marsel is a Registered Dietitian (RD) and Personal Trainer who follows a balanced approach to health with attention to real food, self-love, and positive reinforcement. She received her Bachelors of Science Degree in Nutrition, Dietetics, and Exercise Science from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN. Bre currently works at RedBrick Health in Minneapolis,…

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Brennan Johnson

Brennan Johnson Brennan’s fascination with food culture and history was catalyzed by a trip to Western Europe in 2009 to study communal brick ovens. He began baking bread soon after, baking out of his father’s own brick oven and selling at local farmers markets during his high school summers. He has a degree from Whitman…

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Brian Keogh

Brian Keogh Brian Keogh was first exposed to woodcarving from his dad, Bob Keogh. Funny thing was, Brian had no interest in carving when his dad was alive, but for the past 10 years he has been carving spoons from green birch. Brian enjoys cycling in the summer and nordic skiing and saunas in the…

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Briana Goetzen

Briana Goetzen Briana Goetzen, MA of Orange Spiral Arts is an expressive arts coach, artist, writer, photographer, and teacher. With a background in Elementary Education and Human Development, Briana brings gentleness, a sense of calm, and a never-ending enthusiasm for the arts wherever she goes.  Briana’s art teaching philosophy is “process over product”, and her personal mission is to…

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Bryce Johnson

Bryce Johnson Bryce Johnson has been baking bread since he was a teenager and has been teaching bread classes for 10 years. In 2010, he guided the church where he served as pastor, White Bear Lake United Methodist Church, to build a community bread oven.  In retirement he has been making and selling bread at…

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Candace LaCosse

Candace LaCosse With an eclectic professional background in journalism, education, and art, Candace fell in love with shoemaking several years ago and has been making them and other leather accessories since. After apprenticing with shoemakers around the country, she opened her shop, Hemlocks Leatherworks, in the Lincoln Park Craft District in Duluth, Minnesota. She currently…

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Cara Corey

Cara Corey I started my career as a features writer for newspapers and magazines, but eventually realized I wanted to invest my time in my lifelong passion for crafting. I sold everything from candles and recycled crafts to vintage kitchenware before finding my way to my true love, knitting and crochet. I have always been…

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Carl Wegener

Carl Wegener Carl Wegener is a photographer from the St. Croix River Valley. He has taught photography to children for 4-H and the Wilder Foundation. His passion is empowering children with photographic knowledge so they can see the world through a different lens which will last a lifetime.

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Carrie Obry

Carrie Obry Carrie Obry is the executive director of the Midwest Independent Booksellers Association, a nonprofit that helps independent bookstores thrive. In the past, she’s been an editor, food writer, and blogger. She is passionate about creative food and drink as a way to celebrate community and bring friends and family together. She lives with…

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