Team Crafty Mart is growing! We're excited to add a Director of Education to our staff starting May 1st. You may already recognize her from Crafty Mart events over the last year...

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Get to Know the Crafty Mart Team: Director of Education Marissa McClellan

Hey, Hi, Hello, My name is Marissa McClellan!

Over the past year I have been working on finishing up my Master's Degree at the University of Akron in Arts Administration. My goal, with this Master’s Degree in hand, was to make a place for myself in Akron’s art community. During that time, I was lucky enough to land a position with Crafty Mart as their Programming Intern and the possibility of reaching my goal! 

Starting May 1st, I am happy to announce that I will be an official member of the Crafty Mart team. I will be their new Director of Education (Keep an eye out for our new Maker Sessions starting in May and running through September!) 

I am beyond excited to get the opportunity to stay with the Crafty Mart team and do whatever I can to help this city SPARKLE! And hey, I reached my goal! 

I am also coordinating a fundraiser event for Ohio Pug Rescue and One Of a Kind Pets that will take place on October 9, 2016! I have a pug named Emery (but she goes by Pug). She is one of my most favorite things on this Earth and is the soul reason for this event. I adopted her in winter 2015 from a bad puppy mill situation and it has been one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences of my life!

Along with being a crazy pug lady, I am also a devoted “Aunt Mawissa” to the most wonderful boy there ever was, Ethan. He is my only nephew so far, so he gets all of my attention and a lot of dinosaur clothing! If I could spend my day’s looking/talking about art, cuddling Pug and/or being chased by rhinos with Ethan, I would be set!

Curious about the rest of the Crafty Mart team? You can visit all of our team profiles here!

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