Michael (Mapy) Preskitt has been teaching music privately since 2003, and continues to run a successful private studio specializing in orchestral strings, guitar, and electric bass. Michael received his Bachelor of Music and Master of Arts in Teaching degrees from the University of Alaska Anchorage and teaches at Bartlett High School.
Michael's history with the camp began as a camper, and he has been involved in many capacities since 1998. In addition to his responsibilities in managing the campers, he teaches cello and ensembles. He has served on the Board of Directors for Alaska String Camps, Inc. for many years, including several terms as president.
Sarah Odom has been involved with Alaska String Camps, Inc for over a decade starting as a camper after 5th grade. Coming to camp continues to highlight her summer as she has evolved from a camper to support staff. When Sarah is not at camp she enjoys being a dietitian. Although her professional career path did not follow music, Sarah continues to support music by facilitating opportunities for others.
More staff biographies will be added as we hire our teachers for this year.