KURT ZWOLFER, Executive Director
Kurt Zwolfer has over 15 years of experience creating and administering public education programs including previous work at Idaho State Parks and The Idaho State Historical Museum. He has a BA in Rhetoric with a minor in film studies from the University of Illinois and a MA in Curriculum and Instruction from Boise State University. Kurt’s primary responsibilities at the Cabin include staff and program management, community outreach, development, and building rentals.
HILLARY BILINSKI, Operations Manager
Hillary Bilinski joined The Cabin in 2014 as Operations Manager. She has over eight years of operations and administrative experience through The Cabin and previous work at the Sun Valley Center for the Arts and The College of Southern Idaho. Her primary responsibilities at The Cabin include financial systems, accounting, and database management, event and program ticketing, and oversight of the Writers in the Attic in-house anthology publication. Hillary holds a BA in English from the University of Idaho with an emphasis in Creative Writing and minors in Music Performance (clarinet) and Interior Design (2010), an MFA in Writing from Pacific University (2014), and she is a current accounting student at Colorado State University’s Global Campus. Equally right & left-brained, Hillary is a lifelong Idahoan, learner, and lover of the arts!
MEGAN WILLIAMS, Development & Communications Manager
Megan Williams is The Cabin’s Development & Communications Manager. This means she’s in charge of making The Cabin’s brand loveable and writing you emails, letters, thank you notes, etc. Megan holds a BA in Creative Writing, Music, and Gender Studies from The College of Idaho (2008) and an MFA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College (2010). Before joining The Cabin’s staff, Megan ran literary events through Big Tree Arts and was the founder of Ghosts & Projectors. a poetry reading series, which is now a Cabin program. A runner-up for the 2011 Discovery/Boston Review poetry prize, Megan published poems in Tin House, PANK, Vinyl Poetry, Mudlark, and other journals once upon a time and is currently working on a series of poems in collaboration with the Mystical Cats Tarot that grapple with the question “How can I be a better human?” She also really enjoys watching her toddler color large-scale, abstract landscapes, playing the same five Tori Amos songs on the piano over and over, and serving as her house’s armchair herbalist. She hasn’t killed any houseplants this year.
TYLER WEBER, Camps Manager & Administrative Assistant
Tyler Weber was revealed to the world in 1992. He spent his childhood in Arizona and Alaska before settling in Idaho. He attends Boise State University as an undergraduate studying English with an emphasis on creative writing. Tyler has had poems published in BSU’s Student Selects 2015 and the inaugural issue of The Liberal Artist from BSU’s The Arbiter. He was most recently published in The Cabin’s own Writers in the Attic: Water for which he was repeatedly assured was not related to his exemplary internship over the summer. Tyler enjoys writing, contrarianism, prog rock, craft beer, and all things science fiction. His favorite color is green.
CASSIE ANGLEY, Development Associate
Cassie Angley is a published and produced playwright, actress, singer and theatre-maker. Performed, trained, and wrote in New York City for over 15 years. Wrote, produced, and performed in more than 12 original plays and musicals. Eight years experience teaching designing and managing Literacy and Multi-Arts programs empowering urban youth to achieve their potential. Creative approach to blending standard and non-traditional teaching curriculum and classroom management techniques, to create a safe, structured learning environment. She performed her one-woman show Finding the Michaels Off-Broadway in New York City in the United SoloTheatre Festival and Estrogenius Festival. Currently she is a graduate student at BSU pursuing a Masters in Education/Literacy, with the goal of using theater and creativewriting to help struggling readers excel.
GEN EMERSON, Events Associate
Our Events Coordinator, Gen Emerson, brings a love of community and creativity to her work, and is happy to be part of The Cabin’s team after assisting in two previous interim capacities. She holds an Interdisciplinary Bachelor’s degree in wildlife field biology, nonfiction writing and the arts. Gen carries with her a strong sense of place, and spent a decade studying wildlife in Idaho’s remote backcountry. She loves to write poetry, paint, draw, make books, dance, drum and sing—mainly with and for individuals and smaller circles of community. Currently, she is compiling original poetry and artwork and aspires to publish her work on a wider scale.
ASHLEY MILLER, Camps Assistant
Ashley Miller is the camps assistant for The Cabin. A former intern here, Ashley is a print and radio journalist born and raised in Idaho. She graduated from The College of Idaho in 2016 with a BA in Creative Writing, then from The University of Illinois in 2017 with a MS in Journalism. Her work has appeared in Boise Weekly, Tecnograph, The Daily Illini, Rivet, Smile Politely, and WILL Radio. She is the creator of Graffed, a podcast designed to make journalism more accessible to the 21st century (visit www.graffedmedia.com for more information). She has led several workshops on the topic of media literacy, including a series on combating fake news in the digital age and a series on the future of Augmented Reality as a storytelling format. Ashley’s mission is to change the way we teach journalism in schools, hopefully leading to a more trustworthy future for the profession. When not researching her next story, Ashley can be found posting on Star Trek fan forums, buying too many true crime books, and hoarding all the good pens.
BEAN BILINSKI, Cabin dog
Bean (#beanbilin) is The Cabin’s resident day-dog. A small and sassy shih tzu, Bean specializes in lifting the moods and spirits of Cabin passerby and is especially admired by our summer campers, who love to give her a pet and say hi. Disclaimer: she cannot read and is often discovered sleeping on the job.