Staff & Volunteers
The Folk School Program has been developed and until recently was administered by Friends of the Porkies volunteers. Our goal is to provide useful arts classes that focus on traditional skills and teach through hands-on experiences. The volunteers are personally dedicated to sharing with others the natural and diverse beauty of The Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park of Michigan. If you are interested in becoming a Folk School volunteer, please contact us.
Programs Administrator – Angie Foley
Hi, I’m Angie and I’m the one you’ll talk to if you need any assistance with the Folk School or anything else Friends related. I was contracted the summer of 2011 to manage a variety of things for the Friends of the Porkies. I work with all the Program Directors and the Board. For the Folk School, I manage the class schedule, set up instructors and register the students for class, as well as the marketing for the class. I really enjoy working with the Folk School committee. They are a passionate group of volunteers and very hard workers. Please feel free to e-mail me or call me at 906-884-4886 if you are interested in being a student, instructor, volunteer or host.
Barbara Braithwaite has been on the Folk School Committee since 2009 and has participated as a classroom host, student, publicity agent, janitor, and anything else needed. She is also on the Executive Board of the Friends of the Porkies and on a couple other committees dedicated to serving the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park. She and husband Dave are retired and live on Lake Superior just down the road from the park and enjoy the park year-round by kayaking, canoeing, skiing, hiking, and camping.