Who The Folk?! Lily Smith


Lily Smith says that when she was a kid, she was asked what she wanted to do when she grew up. Her response: famous; she just wasn’t sure how. Maybe, […]

Who The Folk?! Julie Dean


Julie Dean’s passion for Mussar – the thousand-year-old Jewish tradition centered on character traits – led her to start Twin Cities Mussar, an organization that is devoted to facilitating groups […]

Who The Folk?! Iola Kostrzewski


There is one common thread running through Iola Kostrzewski’s background, whether it’s the treasurer for the Somali American Famers Association, or it’s her newest role with the Minnesota Engagement Director […]

Who The Folk?! Sharyn Jackson


Sharyn Jackson’s introduction to working in restaurants came in a high-pressure, celebrity restaurant in New York. But once she decided to focus full-time on journalism, she got the opportunity to […]

Who The Folk?! Kiel Majewski


Kiel Majewski always thought of himself as a spiritual person, and did his due diligence when it came to both religion and the school his kids would go to. And […]

Who The Folk?! Shana Eisenberg


Shana Eisenberg has performed in musicals with theater companies and been a songleader at JCC and synagogue early childhood centers across the Twin Cities. But in her debut with Six […]

Who The Folk?! Liba Herman


While the blank canvas or piece of paper may scare some people away from art, Liba Herman is drawn to it. The owner of Studio Inside Out in St. Louis […]

Who The Folk?! Gail Rosenblum


When Gail Rosenblum left her job as a columnist at the Minneapolis Star Tribune, it didn’t mean retirement. And the second career she’s launched for herself means that day may […]

Who The Folk?! Tic Treitler


Tic Treitler’s casting in their first play was less about their acting skill than their circus skills. But having trained at St. Paul’s Circus Juventas gave the University of Minnesota student […]