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Lindsey Watson

Originally from San Diego, Lindsey began sewing at an early age, making stuffed animals, ballet clothes, and even her mom's wedding dress! After a few years in fashion school where she specialized in costume design, Lindsey switched gears and moved to Flagstaff to complete her undergraduate degree in microbiology from NAU. Grad school took her to the Pacific Northwest then back to Arizona, where she completed her Master of Science in Acupuncture (she loves all types of needles!) and began work as an acupuncturist. Although she switched career paths, sewing has always been a part of her life, providing opportunities for creativity and working with her hands that really kept her afloat during life's challenges. Lindsey's personal mission is to serve and inspire her community, and that's why, in 2019, she founded Threaded Together so she could bring people together and share this love of sewing. When Lindsey isn't sewing (or poking people with needles), she can be found tending her bees, drinking tea in the sunshine, reading ten books at once, paddling in warm water, eating big bowls of pasta, sweeping up glitter and pom poms, and showering her family with love, good food, and quilts.

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Tasha Miller Griffith

Tasha grew up in a family of makers and tinkerers. Deep down, she knows that making things by hand empowers people to live more joyfully and thoughtfully. She was showing up to paint walls and talk about ideas for a new enterprise called Threaded Together when the pandemic hit. She is deeply grateful for all the growth and learning that came from an intense year of sewing PPE with a team that quickly became a family, and thrilled about staying on as Education Director. In her classes, Tasha works to build a deep understanding of concepts through hands-on experimentation in a warm and inspiring environment. She teaches nationally at folk schools and fiber arts events, and writes for magazines including Taproot and PLY.

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Eileen Baca

Eileen is a glass blower, and tie-dye artist. She was born in Flagstaff and attended Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy. She translates her love of music into DJ mixes in her spare time. Eileen worked as a studio assistant at Ben’s Bells, a Tucson based non-profit with a mission to teach individuals and communities about the positive impacts of intentional kindness and to inspire people to practice kindness as a way of life. In that role, Eileen channeled her creativity into making Ben’s Bells- creating beautiful things to inspire positive change. Today she brings knowledge from that organization to ours. Eileen is an incredible asset administratively, but she’s also a gifted sewist (having prototyped and spearheaded several Threaded Together custom projects). 

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Rachel Kalnbach

Rachel grew up in Eugene, Oregon where she experienced all things tie-dye, fell in love with the natural world, and spent many hours knitting and crafting.

She pursued a degree in engineering and worked in water resource engineering in the Bay Area. An adventurer at heart, Rachel then embarked on a 6 month road trip across the United States.

On her road trip, Rachel fell in love with Flagstaff and decided to make this inland mountain town her home!

Rachel’s sewing journey started when she landed a job at Rogue Panda Designs in Flagstaff, where she learned production sewing making custom bike frame bags.

When the Covid-19 pandemic hit, Rachel pivoted to Threaded Together and joined forces with our team, cranking out PPE for local medical facilities.

During that time, she cultivated a community in Flagstaff, while discovering how much of a positive impact sewing can have on the world!

Rachel loves hiking, backpacking, paddle boarding, and also spends much of her free time playing disc sports (ultimate Frisbee and disc golf). She is very excited to rejoin the Threaded Together family.

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Executive Director

Education Director

Administrative Director

Programs Director

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Meet Our Board

Meet Our Team

Threaded Together Board Member
Sarah Buss

Sarah moved to Northern Arizona in 2000 for college and made it her home. She thinks Flagstaff is such a wonderful place for outdoor recreation and full of amazing people, including Lindsey Watson. She is manifesting her vision for Threaded Together and I am happy to be a part of it!

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Sarah Kosso

Sarah Kosso recently moved back to Flagstaff (her hometown!) after attaining her Juris Doctor degree in San Francisco, CA. She works for Child and Family Support Services, a local behavioral health agency assisting families and youth. She is a passionate advocate for vulnerable populations and marginalized groups. 

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Wendy Wetzel

Wendy Wetzel started sewing when she was 5 and flunked home economics in junior high. Now an accomplished sewist and quilter, she is the Team Leader for the Flagstaff AZ Days for Girls Team and serves as Southwest Regional Representative.  Wendy is a retired nurse practitioner and grandmother of twins. 

Threaded Together Board of Director Member
Vanya Watson

Vanya thinks nothing is sweeter than dates with the grandkids, family dinners, purple hair, and a dog named Sam.

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