From her first session on John Pederson’s Firehouse bench last Fall, to bench time at every residency he hosted for Little Box Sauna this past Winter, to moving into 612 Sauna Society HQ in June, Margie has been faithful witness and champion of sauna’s many benefits and the mission of making sure the sauna tradition stays alive and well in the world. A self-employed, unconventional artist, Margie’s eclectic love of learning includes both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in theatre performance, and many years of professional acting and university teaching and directing. For the past 14 years, she’s been teaching yoga full-time in a variety of settings, which is how she and John first crossed paths. She has been honing handwork skills and studying The Mandatory Arts of Living Deeply and Dying Well at Stephen Jenkinson’s Orphan Wisdom School in Ontario since 2011. “I’m humbled to be called on to serve this project and honored to be in such esteemed company on a grand culture-making adventure.”