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Greg Wright

Grand Marais, MN
North House Folk School photo of instructor, Greg Wright
Executive Director Chasing horizons in the North has been a preoccupation of Greg’s for many years. An avid wilderness traveler by water, ski and foot, his journeys have ranged across much of northern North America.: exploring the traditional waterways of the Canadian Shield in wood-canvas canoes, encountering elemental landscapes and echoes of arctic cultures while paddling arctic rivers in the Barren Lands, and engaging the North’s defining season of white on skis and snowshoes at every opportunity. Greg became North House’s executive director in 2001, bringing with him numerous years of experience in his craft: educational and nonprofit leadership. Greg, his wife Jeanne and their daughter Olya live on their homestead with organic gardens, bee hives, a wood-fired timbered sauna and a view of the northern horizon.