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ArtHaus Board of Directors

Zach Row-Heyveld


Zach Row-Heyveld works for the Decorah Public Library. He joined the ArtHaus board in 2018.

Megan Torkelson


Megan is a 2005 graduate of Luther College where she studied Music and Education. She spent the last seven years in the Twin Cities, working for a regional nonprofit arts organization and completing her Masters in Arts and Cultural Management. She is thrilled to be back in Decorah and working in the Admissions Office at her alma mater. You can also find Megan singing with the Decorah Chorale; cooking and baking; and spending time with her husband, Ryan, and their two boys, Graham and Brendan.

“Being a part of ArtHaus and the ArtHaus board was one of the first things on my to-do list upon moving to Decorah. We are so lucky to live in a community that shows so much support and appreciation for the arts. ArtHaus knows how to balance programming to continue to provide classes and performances that we all know and love, but also push us into exploring new ideas and broaden our perspectives. I am excited to see what the future will bring for this vibrant little organization of ours!”

Mariann Fant


Mariann works at Northeast Iowa Community College. She joined the ArtHaus board in 2020.

Frances Garst-Kittleson


Frances owns Red Tree Studio and has taught several classes at ArtHaus. Trained in fiber arts, she has expanded her skillset to include many paper crafts.

Marin Hanson

Committee Chair - Strategic Planning

Marin Hanson is a curator at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), where she is responsible for building and interpreting the museum’s non-Western collection. She earned her MA in museum studies and textile history from UNL and her PhD in museum studies from the University of Leicester (UK). She and her family have lived in Decorah for five years and have appreciated Arthaus’ presence from Day One. You can find her son, Per, in as many of the Lego classes as Arthaus can offer.

Holly Moore


Holly works at Luther College. She joined the ArtHaus board in 2019.

Tara Quass


Tara lives in Decorah and has 2 children.  Her degree is in Journalism/Mass Comm. from the University of Iowa.  Tara brings her commitment to the arts to the opportunity that ArtHaus provides to the Driftless Region.  Prior to being a board member she served a year as the ArtHaus Assistant Director.

Molly Thompson


Molly Thompson works for Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum. She joined the ArtHaus board in 2020.


Are you interested in being on a fun, hardworking board committed to providing Decorah and the surrounding area a place to create and connect?  Contact Shannon at