Anastasia Shartin

Anastasia Shartin is a community oriented connector, curator, arts programmer, and more. Having worked most recently in a primarily rural place with suburban and urban crossover of artists and audiences, she has experience navigating the nuance of rural-to-urban spaces, similar to that of the SEMAC region. Anastasia came to the midwest initially to work on the staff of the education and curatorial departments at the Walker Art Center. She received a Master of Arts in Curatorial Studies from Bard College in New York and a Bachelor of Arts in Art History from the University of California-Berkeley.

Amber White

Amber White is an artist, maker, hunter, and naturalist who lives in St. Croix Falls. She completed the Master of Fine Arts program at the University of Minnesota and has worked with several arts organizations where she developed and managed exhibitions, arts educations, and artist residency programs. She currently serves as a panelist for the Artist at Pine Needles residency at the St. Croix Watershed Research Station where she is also employed as the Facilities Manager.  

Amy Klein

Amy Klein is 20-plus year resident of St. Croix Falls and appreciates everything parks, arts and trails. Dedicated to fostering creativity through nature, she serves the local school district as a librarian and coach,  and is an avid hiker, paddler, biker, skier and artist. 

Woody McBride

Woody McBride has worked as an international artist, musician & festival/event producer for over 25 years at venues such as the legendary First Avenue Club in Minneapolis, The Minnesota Zoo and all along the St Croix River Valley - learn more at

Zach Cramer

Zach Cramer is an alumnus of the Rhode Island School of Design with an MFA (2016) and Hamline University with a BA (2012).