I’m a park-ranger-turned-fiber-artist, out to save the world, one felt hat at a time.
Born in Canada and raised in northern California, my life changed forever when I ventured to Alaska for a summer job in 1991.
After canning salmon in Bristol Bay, I went to Denali National Park, where I waited tables on my way to volunteering at the NPS Backcountry Desk, entering data for the bear biologists, and running dogs for the Denali Park Sled Dog Kennels.
Eventually, I landed a seasonal job as a Park Naturalist, leading hikes and giving slide shows.
With the long winters providing plenty of motivation and ample opportunity, I began to knit and sell my felt hats under the business name, “Crowberry Craftworks.”
Although we loved Alaska, my husband & I returned to his home state of New Hampshire to follow our artist dreams.
And for the truly adventurous, a little banjo ditty for you: