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Ingrid Nixon

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Ingrid Nixon

Ingrid is a professional storyteller and National Park Service ranger, who has worked in expedition tourism for three decades, sharing stories of exploration, folklore, and natural history while leading groups. She currently directs the interpretive and education program at Glacier Bay National Park in Southeast Alaska, having previously done similar work at Denali and Mount Rainier national parks. She created the innovative science education and partnership program for the Denali-based Murie Science and Learning Center, which represents eight of Alaska’s northern national parks. As a storyteller, Ingrid performs myths, historical stories, folktales, ghost stories and more at storytelling festivals and events throughout the US, including the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, TN. With a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a masters in Storytelling, she has written, hosted, and/or narrated numerous films about national parks, recorded several story collections, and won several national awards for her work. Over the years she’s also worked as a journalist, copywriter, and jack-of-all-trades in public radio. 

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