Tara Pohlkotte is a published poet, author and award-winning blogger. Her latest stand-alone work is a collection of essays and poetry surrounding motherhood called: Dreamcatcher. She holds a master’s degree in Human Services: Marriage and Family Therapy and is a volunteer grief group facilitator. She is dedicated to the process of discovering how individual stories tie to our greater community stories, having served terms on the Appleton Post-Crescent’s Editorial Board, and as a Community Columnist. She teaches podcasting as an Artist in Residence teacher at Renaissance School for the Arts and is currently serving an Artist in Residence with local schools teaching poetry and telling our own stories. She recently was awarded the Future 15 award by Pulse Young Professionals Network as acknowledgement of the professional and philanthropic work done in her community.