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9326 SW Bayview Dr., Vashon, WA 98070

INSTRUCTORS

Annasassia Nelson
Sassia Woo Nelson (she/her) is here to remind you of the deeper pause. She companions her clients to create sanctuary within the beautiful messes we experience in our inside and outside world. Sassia is a creative; a human; an occupational therapist; an advocate; a collaborator; a Tensegrity Medicine practitioner; a mind-dream-body-spirit worker; an intuitive; a survivor; a curious student; and playful child in the arts of being (human). Sassia is interested in the question: What are our bodies capable of? with intersections of consent, resilience, pattern awareness, and intergenerational-ancestral-personal-systemic-physical trauma. Sassia encourages all to express their true, full, part, shapeshifting selves in her space!

celestial sipes (she/her)

Celestial Sipes has been working in retail/online retail for almost 20 years (nearly since the internet was invented!). She has launched multiple e-com sites and spent several years as an e-commerce business advisor/instructor with the OR SBDC. Currently she is the owner of Thunderpants USA, a DTC apparel brand based in Portland, Or.

Emily Ellen Anderson
I have worked with hundreds of designers, artists, creatives helping them build business strategies, profit, and achieve goals. Here’s what I learned… There is no amount of business blueprint, action items, organization tools, or marketing strategy that will make a business work. The artist has to make it work. I give artists both. The tools to understand their ‘brains on business’ and gain awareness over their thought habits AS THEY GO ABOUT BUILDING THEIR ART BUSINESS with profit building strategies and sales knowledge. The result is that my creatives don’t stop. They know what’s possible. And when an artist doesn’t stop …They get what they came for.

 

Jamie Von Stratton

Jamie Von Stratton has been working as a costume designer in the Seattle area for over 2 decades. She had a humble start reinventing clothing found at thrift shops for two local boutiques, before venturing into opening her own shop at 25 years old. From there she cultivated her craft and moved into the costume world, a glamorous and creative pivot. She since designed for film and commercials, and works with seattle alumni Jinkx Monsoon, Ben DeLaCreme, and Macklemore.

Kendra Russo

Kendra Russo (She/Her) is a plant based artist who finds joy in adoring others in her natural garments.
She is currently traveling the US working fine art shows and running her business Found and Foraged Fibers. Most of her time is spent experimenting with the plants and trees of the region she is visiting, creating simple dye vats and deepening her level of knowledge on which foliage prints best.

Laura Kiyoi

Laura is a creative career coach who specializes in partnering with people who desire to grow their creative endeavors.

Since leaving her corporate career in consumer product goods, Laura has built a coaching business around creativity and connection. She combines her hands-on interests with her coaching by creating watercolors for her clients.

Whether you’re balancing a corporate 9-5 with a hobby or running your small business full time, Laura will advocate for your value and creative purpose.

Nikki Furlong

I grew up in Minnesota and was the creative child; drawing, painting, sewing, crocheting and dancing. I moved to Pacific Northwest in 1998 and started my journey as a parent and brought arts and crafts back into my life for my daughters. Like many artists and crafters, I explored various mediums and I found paper quilling. I immediately took to quilling for its versatility and it combined my love of art and craft. I’ve been quilling for over 10 years, the past 4 years have been experimenting with visual art and the past year as a businesswoman and maker. I hope to continue to educate people about this not well known art form and the beauty and relevance of traditional craft.

Renee Beaudoin
Renée Beaudoin grew up wandering through meadows and dreaming up what her next meal would be, so it is no surprise she ended up working with both food and flowers. Her path took a detour by way of the theater where she trained and worked as a costume designer in Boston. She was known equally for her visual design as well as her weekly theater brunches and annual giant orphan Thanksgiving, so food continued to be a thread that tied it all together.
Transitioning from the stage and back to the wildness of the west coast, Renee spent two years out on the Olympic Peninsula in the heart of the forest, where one’s local grocery is the nearest farm stand and oysters are a cliffside descent away. There she developed her deep love for foraging, botany and fire-side cooking. Renee created a wild focused floral company, FOREST TO VASE and the woods & fields of the Pacific Northwest still play a vital role in her life.
At the Pantry, Renee runs wildflower classes and field trips, leads farm camp at Quillisascut, and teaches both adult and kids culinary classes, and is one of the rotating chefs for their monthly family suppers.

Camp ThunderCraft wouldn’t be nearly as awesome without our generous sponsors! All these wonderful businesses are helping out in some way to make sure the weekend is super fantastic.