Creative Spirits Owner Stephanie has lived in Flagstaff since 2007. Her favorite thing about this lovely town is that it looks like a Christmas village when it snows. She graduated from Northern Arizona University as a non-traditional student with her Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts in 2016. She has proudly served the Flagstaff community at Adult Probation for 15 years and loves the concept of helping people be productive members of society. She has always loved art and wine which makes this side business a perfect fit for her. Meeting new people and helping them discover their creative side has been a real joy and she loves the team of artists the studio has been fortunate enough to work with.
Loretta has lived in the area for 18 years, primarily in Cottonwood. Originally from South Dakota, she majored in Graphic Design and Watercolor at the American Academy of Art in Chicago. Then worked in international/ national advertising for many years. Her diverse interests in the arts include; graphic design, mural painting, lettering, custom wine barrel painting, glass painting & watercolor. She loves to teach and witness how creativity can be explored by everyone!
Keli has lived in Flagstaff since 1993 when she moved here to attend Northern Arizona University. After obtaining her undergraduate degree with an emphasis in journalism, Keli was a local newspaper editor and reporter. She graduated again from NAU with her master’s degree in Liberal Studies, with an emphasis on conflict resolution. Since January 1999, Keli has worked for Flagstaff Medical Center in various roles, most recently process improvement. Keli lives with her husband, Sean and their two children, Kyle and Kayden, in a house they bought twice because they love it so much. They share their home with three rescue dogs as well as a variety of foster puppies up for adoption through Tuba City Humane Society.
Andrea has been living in Flagstaff for over 20 years now. She grew up here, and went to high school and college here. She got her Associate of Art from CCC and loves art in all forms. She has been part of community theater through Flagstaff Music Theater, as well as other choir and musical performances since she was a kid. Andrea is excited to start working with Creative Spirits to help teach others that painting is fun! She is very thankful for this opportunity and hopes others will enjoy painting as much as she does.
Taylor is currently living in Flagstaff to study Studio Art at Northern Arizona University. She started as a biology major to pursue her love for animals, but realized art made her much happier! In her free time she paints, spends time with family and friends, or watches terrible horror movies. She is very excited to have such a lovely job in her field, and can’t wait to paint with you!
Maria is in her second year at NAU studying Spanish and social work. Originally from New Mexico and Colorado, it was the beautiful outdoors and adventurous people that attracted her to Flagstaff. Maria has been painting and making art since she can remember and is so excited to pour her creativity into Creative Spirits! In her free time, she enjoys climbing, running, doing yoga, hiking and camping, spending time with friends and new people, and of course– making art! Maria is thrilled to share in the creative energy of the Flagstaff community.
Grace is currently a junior at Northern Arizona University studying
to become an art educator. She is originally from Maryland, but moved to Arizona in 2021 to pursue her art career amongst the mountains! In her free time, she enjoys rock climbing, playing guitar, reading, and traveling in her van. Nature is the biggest inspiration for her artwork, as she typically paints wilderness scenes based off her adventures! She hopes to spread her love of art and creativity in as many ways as possible, and is looking forward to all the beautiful artwork that she will create together with you!
Bella has lived in Flagstaff for about 6 years now and goes to school at Primavera Online High School. She has also been a part of the Creative Spirits team for almost 5 years now and loves every minute of it. She was a camper at the Creative Spirits Kids Summer Camp for several years. She then volunteered and has been a camp counselor for the past few summers. Now she is one of the talented artists that leads classes. Bella looks forward to sharing the art of creating with you, at your next class!
Sophia is from Flagstaff, Arizona and loves this little mountain town! She attended Northern Arizona University and studied Art History with a double minor in Studio Art and Civic Engagement. Sophia currently works as an art teacher and her favorite art mediums are clay, watercolor and digital art. In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors, spending time with her family and her boyfriend.
Sammie is a Sophomore at Northern Arizona University majoring in Studio Art with an emphasis on Printmaking. She was born and raised in Colorado but moved to Flagstaff in 2021 to go to NAU. She has a retired service dog and is hoping to get a new service dog soon. She has always loved to make art and be around it. Her favorite mediums include acrylic, clay, ink, and colored pencils. She is so excited to be able to get to teach art and help people find their creativity.