Today I’m pleased to welcome two new people to the Craft Industry Alliance team. As our organization continues to grow, it’s exciting to bring on new staff members with expertise in particular areas. I hope you’ll join me in giving our new team members a warm welcome!

Ashleigh Brookshaw our new Community Engagement Manager. 

Ashleigh has extensive experience managing online communities for different types of organizations and professional associations like the Institute of Food Technologists and the American Society of Safety Professionals. While not an official crafter, she has fond memories of watching her grandmother sew and has respect for the creative process. She believes crafting can create memories for people that can last a lifetime.

She lives in Chicago.

Kate is our new Operations Manager and Outreach Coordinator.

She has a background working in the arts non-profit, marketing, and design industries. Kate has coordinated with craft business owners to put on workshops, guest artist residencies, discussions, and large scale creative events. In her design business, she creates visual branding and promotional pieces for creative entrepreneurs.

She lives in Silverthorne, Colorado.

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