Amanda Kik is the Co-Founder and C-Director of Crosshatch Center for Arts & Ecology. After spending both her undergraduate and graduate years at California Institute of the Arts, Amanda moved to Northwest Lower Michigan in 2001. Here, she set roots in her community and has focused on her passions: food and art.
In 2005, Amanda and her husband Brad founded Crosshatch Center for Art & Ecology (née ISLAND). Amanda serves as chair of the Northern Michigan Small Farm Conference, which works to build a local vibrant agricultural community. She raises a small flock of chickens and enjoys waltzes and group dances.