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Sarah and Melissa are the co-creators of Unraveled Academy. Living in opposite parts of the US, it was love at first sight when they met in person back in 2017 at the Denver International Airport. Only a few short hours later they became forever trauma bonded by overeating too many weed tootsies, in which Melissa was certain she needed to go to the emergency room, while Sarah encouraged her to "Ride the Wave." 

Sarah never answers phone calls or her front door and would love nothing more than to be a recluse and is almost always in bed by 8 (and that is pushing it). Melissa loves to travel anywhere, anytime and would love to hear all about every detail of your life snuggled up by a campfire with a gummy or gin and tonic until 3am. 

This unlikely duo are polar opposites, yet somehow it just works and everything is right in the world when they are together. From interviewing Temple Grandin, traveling to Australia to host a workshop and taking a hippy bus to Nimbin to get matching prison tattoos, to micro-dosing and hiking the mountaintops of Banff, these two unite with their love for shenanigans and shit talking and will undoubtedly grow old together having many stories to tell.  

Sarah and Melissa like to think of themselves as a modern day Thelma and Louise, but truth be told they are just working their tails off to help other artists grow through Unraveled, constantly trying their best to raise their kids right, mostly tolerating their husbands and counting down the days until their next adventure. 


why we started Unraveled and why it still exists today >>>
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.

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.