Kristin Walrod is a Portland, Oregon-based fiction writer and creative writing instructor. In addition to her teaching she has worked as an arts–in-education facilitator and coach, as well as a literacy, arts, and education advocate. Kristin connects with the power and importance of Sitka’s mission to provide a place for creativity and reflection. She has strong ties to the coastal community with a family beach home in Lincoln City. Kristin is also on the board of the Gray Family Foundation at Oregon Community Foundation and on the national advisory council of Gray Wolf Press and Literary Arts.