Our staff are the essence of Living Arts School: playful, intuitive, loving and creative. 



Director Elizabeth Uhrich’s background is in education, and her journey includes co-founding and directing a progressive school for young children, teaching for 10 years and speaking at conferences on the topic of education.  For her, the folk school is a natural outbirth of her passion for education.  After all, “The hands built the head, not the other way around.” (Aonghus Gordan, Ruskin Mill Trust).  She holds a BA in Philosophy from Colorado College and an MA in Educational Psychology from CU Denver.  She also currently holds a Director’s Certification from the CDHS and a Colorado Teacher License.  She lives with her family and their small dog in Erie, and loves to be outdoors or playing music, whenever she can.

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Lead Counselor Kat Martin is a New York State native who is moving to Colorado after a wild winter working in the mountains of Central Oregon. In 2012, she graduated from Ithaca College with a BA in Recreation Management and Environmental Studies. After that, she spent 10 months as assistant team leader doing service work throughout the American Southwest, through the AmeriCorpsNCCC Program. She also spent three seasons as a sled dog guide in Northern
Minnesota and Central Oregon, and was assistant crew leader in Western Colorado with the Conservation Corps. Kat loves connecting people with nature and spending as much time outside as possible. She is always seeking growth through challenge and adventure, and lives for the goal of getting comfortable with the uncomfortable. One of her favorite jobs was working as an after-school counselor in Ithaca, NY and she is looking forward to a magnificent and magical summer with the Living Arts School. Kat enjoys a simple life living in her travel trailer and loves dogsledding, snowboarding, hiking camping, swimming, painting, flowers, fantasy, reading, sunshine, animals, dancing, listening to music, and eating healthy food.

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If you would like to join our team, please email us for more information about available positions.