Lisa Preto started trapping about 10 years ago. She started making ruffs and mitts with the fur for family and friends, and quickly grew a small business sewing fur products made for the north.
She was one of the main organizers of “Unfurled” in 2017, and is part of the team working on building a social enterprise sewing local furs with funding from the Yukon Innovation Prize.
Lisa has taught both 2-4 hour and “intensive” workshops (3-5 days) in Whitehorse, Haines Junction, Old Crow and Mayo in the last 2 years. She has also done pom pom workshops in the school as part of Senior REM (Rural Experiential Model), for the City of Whitehorse and at Yukonstruct. Lisa has taught kids pom pom workshops for Adaka and Fiddleheads. In 2018, Lisa organized the AWG pom pom initiative, and will spearhead the volunteer project again for the 2020 Arctic Winter Games.