Ari Tison
Member at Large

Hi there! I'm Ari, a poet, professor and author from South Minneapolis. I now live in Saint Paul with my musician and educator husband Grey.
A few things about me:
-I love people and am ever drawn to learning to serve, love, and support the communities around me. I love the way in which God transforms the way in which I see the world, interact with the people within it, as well as how I can relate to the earth and creation itself and the cultures I belong to.

-I love the arts, creative writing, and mentorship. I currently get to do work with the prison system, underserved voices, alongside teaching college students and working on my own books and projects. I went to University of Northwestern for my undergrad in Creative Writing. Afterwards, I went to receive my MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Hamline University.

-I also love to sit down and have one-on-one conversations with folks.

-Grey and I were drawn to Hope Grove in the way that we felt we could continue to ask questions, grow, and be around a community who aims for real authentic connections.  

I would love to get to know you! Please feel free to connect with me.

PEGGY ROSEN 

Board Chair

Laura Kalkwarf

Member at Large

DANNY DEISINGER

Assistant Board Chair

Emily Nuckolls

Treasurer

brenda wetzel

Board Secretary