our Story

Every idea starts with a problem. Ours was simple: the photography community was starting to feel like a popularity contest and not everyone had a lunch table to sit at where they felt welcomed and comfortable. 

We became concerned by the lack of support, quality education and encouragement of each person’s unique creative journey. 

As artists ourselves, we know the indisputable link between great art and free and open self-expression. We couldn’t stand how many vibrant voices were being stifled because they didn’t feel like they had access to a safe space to explore themselves and inspire their creativity.

We started Unraveled Academy to create an alternative.

By creating an inclusive and nurturing community, jam-packed with educational and inspirational experiences, we provide students and teachers the opportunity to sit side-by-side and learn from, support and inspire one another. There is no hierarchy, only good questions and equal passion. By providing edgy courses, networking opportunities, and constant, hands-on interaction, we’re able to provide a higher-quality, more vibrant opportunity for artists to become masters of their own unique, creative journeys… not a version of someone else’s.

We believe education should be accessible to all. We offer a cost-friendly membership so no artist looking for high value courses and community support gets left behind.

Most importantly, we believe in the power of the misfits, outliers and underdogs to create art that will change the world.

Whoever you are, wherever you are—you’ve got a seat at our table. We hope you’ll join us.
 


OUR TEAM 

Our community is made up of creatives. We are doers, thinkers, dreamers, welcomers. From experts to beginners, we’re in this together.

Co Hodges // Co-founder + Instructor

Co Hodges // Co-founder + Instructor

Sarah Driscoll // Co-founder + Instructor

Sarah Driscoll // Co-founder + Instructor

Mike Wade  // Software Expert + Instructor

Mike Wade // Software Expert + Instructor

Melissa Lane Isaksson  // Retreat + Workshop Director

Melissa Lane Isaksson // Retreat + Workshop Director

Ace Fanning  // Knowledge Expert + Instructor

Ace Fanning // Knowledge Expert + Instructor

Samantha Dell  // Knowledge Expert + Instructor

Samantha Dell // Knowledge Expert + Instructor

Lauren Wright  / Moderator

Lauren Wright / Moderator

Sue Sonnenberg  // Moderator + Instructor

Sue Sonnenberg // Moderator + Instructor

Tashina Calhoun  // Moderator

Tashina Calhoun // Moderator

Haley Webster  // Moderator

Haley Webster // Moderator

Desra Ramey  // Moderator + Instructor

Desra Ramey // Moderator + Instructor

Kristen Vincent  // Moderator

Kristen Vincent // Moderator

Tarynn Walker  // Moderator

Tarynn Walker // Moderator

Jade Averrill  / Moderator

Jade Averrill / Moderator

Sam Chesley  // Executive Assistant

Sam Chesley // Executive Assistant

Erin Aasland  // Lead Instructor + Moderator

Erin Aasland // Lead Instructor + Moderator

Sally Cavanaugh  // Moderator

Sally Cavanaugh // Moderator

Micah Simmons  // Moderator

Micah Simmons // Moderator

Jena Lee  // Moderator

Jena Lee // Moderator

Kristey Fritz-Martin  // Moderator
J'amie Davis  // Moderator + Instructor

J'amie Davis // Moderator + Instructor

Marti Austin  // Moderator

Marti Austin // Moderator

Brandie Bowen  // Moderator + Instructor

Brandie Bowen // Moderator + Instructor

Kelli Johansen  // Moderator

Kelli Johansen // Moderator

Murielle Cascone  // Moderator

Murielle Cascone // Moderator

Jessica Louise  // Knowledge Expert + Instructor

Jessica Louise // Knowledge Expert + Instructor

Becci Ravera  // Unraveled Advocate + Moderator + Instructor

Becci Ravera // Unraveled Advocate + Moderator + Instructor

Kiara Harris  // Moderator

Kiara Harris // Moderator

Eloise Nurse  // Moderator

Eloise Nurse // Moderator

Laura Frazier  // Moderator + Instructor

Laura Frazier // Moderator + Instructor

Raquita Henderson  //Moderator

Raquita Henderson //Moderator

Kishelle Linenko  //Administrative Assistant + Instructor

Kishelle Linenko //Administrative Assistant + Instructor

April Kraus // Moderator + Instructor

April Kraus // Moderator + Instructor

Sarah Marie Case  // Moderator

Sarah Marie Case // Moderator

Bridget Laudien  // Moderator

Bridget Laudien // Moderator

Justyn Lord  / Moderator

Justyn Lord / Moderator

Lindsay Saunders  // Knowledge Expert + Instructor

Lindsay Saunders // Knowledge Expert + Instructor

Caroline Fisher  / Moderator

Caroline Fisher / Moderator

Kathy Spanski  // Moderator

Kathy Spanski // Moderator

Allie Wilson  // Moderator

Allie Wilson // Moderator

Kristen Vincent  // Moderator + Instructor

Kristen Vincent // Moderator + Instructor

Erin Falkenham  // Moderator + Instructor

Erin Falkenham // Moderator + Instructor

Julie McGregor  // Moderator

Julie McGregor // Moderator

Kristy Westendorp // Moderator

Kristy Westendorp // Moderator

Colie James  // Moderator + Instructor

Colie James // Moderator + Instructor

Carol Merriman // Moderator + Instructor

Carol Merriman // Moderator + Instructor