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

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

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Bridget Laudien // Moderator

Lindsay Saunders  // Knowledge Expert + Instructor

Lindsay Saunders // Knowledge Expert + Instructor

Samantha Dell // Knowledge Expert + Instructor

Samantha Dell // 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