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

  Elise Meader  // Knowledge Expert + Instructor

Elise Meader // Knowledge Expert + Instructor

  Tarynn Walker  // Moderator

Tarynn Walker // Moderator

  Erin Aasland  // Moderator

Erin Aasland // Moderator

  Keely Smith Lewis  // Group Leader

Keely Smith Lewis // Group Leader

  Anca Clivet  // Group Leader

Anca Clivet // Group Leader

  Sue Sonnenberg  // Moderator + Instructor

Sue Sonnenberg // Moderator + Instructor

  Tashina Calhoun  // Moderator

Tashina Calhoun // Moderator

  Haley Webster  // Moderator

Haley Webster // Moderator

  Toni Black  // Knowledge Expert + Instructor

Toni Black // Knowledge Expert + Instructor

  Traci El  // Knowledge Expert + Instructor

Traci El // Knowledge Expert + Instructor

  Sam Chesley  // Executive Assistant

Sam Chesley // Executive Assistant

  Sarah Garman  // Moderator

Sarah Garman // Moderator

  Sally Cavanaugh  // Moderator

Sally Cavanaugh // Moderator

  Ashley Soeder  // Moderator

Ashley Soeder // Moderator

  Marti Austin  // Moderator

Marti Austin // Moderator

  Kishelle Linenko  //Moderator + Instructor

Kishelle Linenko //Moderator + Instructor

  J'amie Davis  // Moderator + Instructor

J'amie Davis // Moderator + Instructor

  Jessica Louise  // Knowledge Expert + Instructor

Jessica Louise // Knowledge Expert + Instructor

  Laura Frazier  // Group Leader + Moderator + Instructor

Laura Frazier // Group Leader + Moderator + Instructor

  Alicia Keiser  // Group Leader

Alicia Keiser // Group Leader

  Brittany Jesus  // Group Leader + Instructor

Brittany Jesus // Group Leader + Instructor

  Becci Ravera  // Moderator + Group Leader + Instructor

Becci Ravera // Moderator + Group Leader + Instructor

  Lisa Weingardt  // Moderator

Lisa Weingardt // Moderator

  Eloise Nurse  // Moderator

Eloise Nurse // Moderator

  Sarah Marie Case  // Moderator

Sarah Marie Case // Moderator

  Lindsay Saunders  // Knowledge Expert + Instructor

Lindsay Saunders // Knowledge Expert + Instructor

  Jayme Ford  // Knowledge Expert + Instructor

Jayme Ford // Knowledge Expert + Instructor

  Kiara Harris  // Moderator

Kiara Harris // Moderator

  Kathy Spanski  // Group Leader

Kathy Spanski // Group Leader

  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