Sterling is academically trained as a painter and trained by the community in many types of craft-making. She has over a decade of experience teaching art for all ages. In addition to crafts, painting, and ceramics, she does illustrations, loves music, and creative writing. Sterling works in an improvisational style and enjoys the ways in which art develops beyond an initial vision. She believes in the value of practice, family craft traditions, and the artistic spirit within all of us. Sterling holds a BA in studio art from Humboldt State University and an MS in community arts management from the University of Oregon.
Danielle Crowe, MT-BC
Danielle became a music therapist because music was her refuge, and she believed in facilitating the safety she felt when she was immersed in music. Danielle received her degree from Marylhurst University in 2014. Trained in humanistic and integrative philosophies with extended training in the Bonny-Method of Music and Imagery, NICU music therapy, and Sound Birthing Music-Assisted Childbirth, Danielle offers a well-informed approach. Danielle completed her internship in a downtown hospital serving adults in acute and rehabilitative settings. Inspired by her personal experience with music and clinical experience, she was inspired to start Refuge Music Therapy, a private practice dedicated to the individual patient and to how music therapy affects the community.