Intern & Volunteer Bios


The Living Arts School wouldn’t exist without our interns and volunteers!  As a grassroots organization, we rely on these modern day heroes and heroines to bring their talents, smarts and creativity to the table, making the folk school a vibrant and accessible part of our community. The strength of our team is in its diversity, and in the dedication that each person brings to building a school for folks of all ages who seek to connect with themselves through the work of their hands.

If you would like to apply to be an Intern or Volunteer, please visit our Become an Intern or Volunteer page.  We are able to offer free workshops as thanks for your time and efforts on behalf of the folk school.


Heather WichtHeather Wicht is a homeschooling mother of three who co-owns an Etsy shop, Revolutionary Woolens, that features handknits for babies and children. She has always loved learning and libraries, and has several years’ experience as a professional librarian. Her current focus is homeschooling her children and pursuing her own education. She loves to knit, crochet, sew and felt, and has recently learned to make kombucha and kefir. She loves to learn new skills and is very excited to be a part of the Living Arts School!

Look for Heather at an upcoming LAS workshop–she’ll be there supporting the instructor and taking beautiful photos.



Aly HigginsAly Higgins is a Colorado native pursuing degrees in International Studies and Spanish at the University of Denver. Aly has an immense passion for education and has worked in education reform with the Denver Scholarship Foundation, the South High School Future Center and the Adams City High School College and Career Readiness Center. She hopes to create more meaningful and creative opportunities for learning in the Denver inner-city community and to help students develop their own passions and goals for the future. In her free time, Aly loves to ski Mary Jane, to sing along to The Fray’s first magnificent album and to dream of further traveling the world.



Kathryn Middel-KatzenmeyerKathryn Middel-Katzenmeyer is a student at the University of Denver, pursuing degrees in International Business and Ecology. She is a native to Colorado, and is passionate about the outdoors, travel, and new experiences. Looking towards the future, Kathryn hopes to find a career that synthesizes these things, and that is centered on serving others. In her free time, she enjoys hiking 14ers, driving with the windows down, and eating spaghetti.


Nicole HammondA homesteading enthusiast and recent graduate of Environmental Studies, Nicole Hammond is carving a clear pathway into her dream land one step at a time. With faith and luck, she hopes to manifest a sustainable abode alongside like minded individuals such as those participating in the The Living Arts School. And with no surprise she is a Colorado transplant from North Eastern Pennsylvania! After traveling through obstacles to get here, she is currently working towards her career as a field biologist.