Staff

Staff may be reached via email:
Katherine Ferrier, Gallery Manager - katherinef@wrenworks.org
Laura Barrington, Store Manager - laurab@wrenworks.org

Phone: (603) 869-9736

Katherine Ferrier – Gallery Manager

Drawing on her experience as a poet, dancer, maker, teacher, entrepreneur, curator, director and community organizer, Katherine serves as the Program Director for LEAP, a program she designed to meet the specific business needs of artist and maker entrepreneurs. She joined the staff at WREN in 2011, managing The Gallery at WREN and its programming, establishing it as both a vibrant market for artists, and a hub for creative networking. In 2016, she was named the NH Arts Advocate of the Year by NH Citizens for the Arts for her work on behalf of North Country artists. Currently residing in Portland, Maine, she regularly teaches and performs throughout the US and abroad, and believes in patchwork as the radical practice of being patient, saying yes, and making space for everyone at the table.

Laura Barrington – Store Manager

Laura brings a wealth of retail management experience to her position as Manager of WREN’s Local Works Marketplace in Bethlehem. She works on all facets of the business, with a strong focus on meeting with artisans to assist them with brand development, pricing, packaging and marketing their products. Her guidance is part of WREN’s successful Product-to-Market program that helps entrepreneurs develop, launch and grow their business. She also selects new vendors, merchandises products, keeps the store looking fresh and inviting, and helps customers find the perfect products to suit their needs. The store represents more than 75 artisans, all members of WREN, and carries a wide range of beautifully crafted products including jewelry, natural soaps, lotions, toys, books, pottery, furniture and greeting cards.