Becca Hall (Director/Teacher): Becca was home-schooled/unschooled for seven years, including all of high school. When she was eighteen, she attended Stanford University, where she graduated with Interdisciplinary Honors in English. She received her Masters in Environmental Writing from the University of Montana. She writes poetry and fiction, including novels, and is a new mom.
Through Frog Hollow, Becca draws on her own passion for writing as well as over eighteen years teaching in a wide range of educational settings. Before founding Frog Hollow in 2011, she had taught poetry in elementary school classrooms, tutored high school English, taught preschool at Stanford’s renowned Bing Preschool, done environmental education, assisted on college field studies courses at the Sierra Institute, and taught college composition at the University of Montana. From 2000 — 2012 she also ran Summer Winds Day Camp, an arts and nature focused camp in Snoqualmie. At Summer Winds, she created a camp curriculum that combined arts, music, nature studies, games, storytelling, farming education, and history. Becca loves working with writing students of all levels and learning styles to spark their own excitement for writing and their belief in their own voices.
Audrey Freudenberg (Teacher): Audrey graduated from Yale with a degree in Theatre Studies and got her Masters Degree from the University of Montana at Missoula in Creative Writing. She used to act around Seattle, and her poetry has been seen in The Boston Review, Slope Magazine, Milk, If and Only If, and Thistle. She has taught creative writing, play production, and a mess of other things at UMT, Bellevue College, Youth Theater Northwest, Puget Sound Community School, and in and out of Seattle’s Homeschool Resource Center — because yes, she comes from a homeschooling family, too! Audrey’s son Simon is now 17 and applying for college, and her daughter Zelia is a freshman in a traditional high school. Her husband Truman teaches mathematics (which really means a study of wholeness) at Rainier Beach High School. Audrey’s dog Rodeo is full of love and enthusiasm, just like she is, and they both look forward to sharing their love of writing — and/or leaping though grass — with you.