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Our Team

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heather radl

Founder / President / Fiber Ambassador

loves designing and leading knitting and fiber tours. She’s fascinated with local traditions, unique yarns, and the modern twist added to both by current designers. Her ever-widening exposure to both has led to a long queue of patterns and a dramatic accumulation of stash!  She’s also been trying her hand at new wooly endeavors like felting and spinning. When not knitting, traveling or planning your next trip, Heather tends her small flock of chickens and ducks, volunteers in her local thrift shop, and spends time with her two dogs, her husband’s cat, her family, and friends in Dunbarton, NH.

suzie briddsang

Tour Manager / Editor / Fiber Ambassador

is an avid knitter, spinner, and all-around fiber enthusiast plus writer, gardener, adventurer and appreciator of both cityscape and landscape.  When she realized she could combine her love of making things with her love for travel and new experiences, she found her happy place! Suzie lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She’s the author and illustrator of The Nervous New Owner’s Guide to Angora Rabbits. No longer a fiber animal owner, she loves nothing more than visiting fiber animals someone else owns -- preferably in another country. She writes about her travel experiences at
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audrey carrel

Operations Manager / Fiber Ambassador

lives in Hancock, NH -- a small, quintessential New England town -- with her family.  In addition to a wild and wacky multi-generational household of people and pets, Audrey manages her small farm, Meka Farm, which includes raising a small flock of sheep for fiber and meat as well as pigs and various types of poultry.  Audrey is excited to be part of the Rowan Tree Travel team and  combining her loves for travel and handwork with her backgrounds in non-profit work and teaching.  Her Ukrainian-born grandmother taught her how to knit when she was about seven-years old and Audrey continues to knit and create for friends and family while also encouraging her teen son to knit.  You can keep up with Audrey and her knitting, sheep and farm adventures on Instagram: @mekafarm or at

Colleen Troy

Tour Manager / Accounts / Fiber Ambassador

Colleen Troy joins RTT as Domestic Tour Development and Fiber Ambassador as well as Bookkeeper. She’s knitting multiple projects right now, spinning hand-blended fibers on her Lendrum DT, and has found it difficult but not impossible to knit and watch a South Korean show on Netflix with subtitles at the same time. She is curious about makers' stories of the lineage and evolution of their craft and where to find truly awesome pie.  Her professional background in outdoor tour guiding and small business ownership makes a great match with RTT. Colleen loves to drive a convertible, swim in natural waters and hula hoops. Does she talk to her plants? That’s what her friends want to know.

Sydney Morrell

Strategic Planner / Fiber Ambassador

is a knitter, spinner, crocheter, dyer, and felter. She loves to explore how different local cultures work with fiber.  At one time Sydney managed Quail Hill Farm including sheep for fiber and meat as well as pigs, goats, horses, donkeys, too many cats and dogs, plus various types of poultry. She took her sheep wool from shearing to dying, using her own dye plants, to spinning to knitted garments.  Sydney grew up in NYC and Switzerland and is fluent in French, Italian, and German. She worked for many years as a French teacher and mentor in Waldorf Schools. Before that she worked as a financier on Wall Street and she now uses those skills for strategic planning at Rowan Tree.

Anna Turk

Marketing / Special Projects

is an avid knitter and fledgling spinner with a general passion for all things fiber and textile. After being intimidated early in her crafting, Anna feels strongly about creating a welcoming environment within the fiber community for people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. She enjoys knitting and fiber traveling, test and service knitting, a good challenge (knitting or otherwise), and is likely to have at least 3 WIPs at any one time. She lives with her husband and three fur babies (dogs) in Minnesota.

Emma Kashulines

Customer Service / Administrative Asst.

is new to the world of knitting and fibercraft, other than the many beautiful pieces in her wardrobe made by her mother, Audrey Carrel (see above). After finishing an interdisciplinary major centered on Latin America at McGill University, she continued her work with a non-profit in Montreal for another two years. Following their time in Canada, she and her husband travelled the United States while he worked as a travel nurse. She now looks forward to finally learning how to knit as they settle down in Concord, New Hampshire and prepare for their first baby. You can keep up with Emma and her adventures on her blog:
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