Instructors

Bruce Maher

Bruce Maher An avid fisherman, Bruce Maher has been fly fishing in the streams of Western Wisconsin and Southeastern Minnesota for over 20 years.  After reading about a Japanese style of fishing, Bruce tried Tenkara and was immediately drawn to its elegant simplicity and minimalist nature of the equipment.  Bruce loves to teach and loves…

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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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Catherine Solheim

Catherine Solheim Catherine and her twin girls lived in Norway for 11 years, where she learned how to make Kransekake from her neighbor, who is an expert in all old Norwegian Home Arts.  She is the Founder of The Catherine Cos. where she works as both a Professional Home Organizer and translates Norwegian. She also…

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Cathy Olyphant

Cathy Olyphant Cathy Olyphant is a lifelong nature and bird enthusiast. She thanks her bird banding mother for exposing her at an early age to the wonder of the avian world. For the past 12 years Cathy’s been on the board of the St. Croix Valley Bird Club and coordinated all the programming. Additionally, she…

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Cathy Wegener

Cathy Wegener Cathy Wegener has had dirt under her fingernails for 30 years. Most summer days you can find her in the garden moving things around with a smile on her face. Cathy was a teacher for many years before the pull of the garden was just too much, and she focuses her time now…

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Cassie Carroll

Cassie Carroll My weaving journey started four years ago when I learned that knitting wasn’t exactly my thing. I discovered the beautiful woven tapestries of Maryanne Moodie and was excited to give weaving a try. I immediately bought a small loom and began experimenting with different yarns and weaving techniques. I was hooked  immediately. I’ve…

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