The core group of Shakerag Planning Team meets throughout the year to plan for our upcoming sessions and future years. The Shakerag Staff includes a broad group of additional folks who advise and work on special projects, most of whom join us for the on-the-ground workings when our programs are in session. We welcome back returning staff and look forward to meeting new members joining the team. Do you know someone or are you interested in joining us? Contact our staff coordinator with your questions.
Staff applications for our three sessions in June 2024 will be open January 1 - February 15. Join our email list to get important Shakerag dates (like staff applications!) and news sent to your inbox.
Shakerag Planning Team
Kinion Asmus is the Shakerag Bookkeeper, keeping track of year round accounting and nuts and bolts of registration. Kinion teaches Humanities, Art History, and Textile Arts at St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School during the year. Her precision is evident not just in her numbers work for Shakerag, but also in her love of cooking, sewing, and anything French.
Robie Jackson is the Shakerag Staff Coordinator. She focuses on cultivating a dedicated group of working artists who reflect the world around us. Our staff consists of young art students and wise, seasoned art professionals. Race, culture, gender identity, and sexual identity are acknowledged and supported aspects of the Shakerag Workshops Staff. She is a registered yoga teacher and enjoys offering yoga classes during Shakerag. Her background includes theatre, dance, and creative writing. Robie loves to sew.
Christi Teasley is a Shakerag Co-Founder and has recently become its director. An artist and educator, Christi’s studio work is primarily textile based and includes stitching, printing, dyeing, and recently rug hooking. She lives in Monteagle and enjoys introducing Shakerag friends to the natural and cultural wonders of the South Cumberland Plateau.
Claire Reishman is a Shakerag co-founder and was the first director of Shakerag Workshops. She is now the coordinator of the Shakerag/MDK Knitting Getaway, and she also provides leadership for Shakerag Off Season. In her spare time she makes pots, rides her three horses (Will, Bandy, and Jack), and walks her sweet dog Sammy.
Merissa Tobler is a Shakerag co-founder and the Shakerag store manager. She is a potter, but has become increasingly interested in quilting in the last few years. When not thinking about clay, fabric and Shakerag, she delights in walking and talking with friends and playing with grandchildren.
Margaret Woods is Shakerag’s Scholarship Coordinator and Director of Gallery and Exhibitions. She is
a landscape designer, draftswoman, weaver, wannabe painter, embroiderer, basket-maker, nature journalist, mother of three beautiful children (Lydia, Katherine, and Will), and two nova scotia duck tolling retrievers (Ro and Red).