Mark E-W

blacksmithing@emersonwaldorf.org

Mr. E-W, as we know him on campus, is our Artist in Residence at Emerson helping Mr. Moyers in the woodshop, instructing high school blacksmithing and evening adult blacksmithing classes in the EWS smithy, and photographing campus events. His career before retirement was predominantly behind a camera including teaching assignments as a photography instructor at Colorado State University and as a visiting professor at Montana State University in film and graphic design. In the mid 1970's Mr. E-W worked in the Hollywood film industry. He was retired due to a leg injury from an Oregon law enforcement agency where he served nine years as a sworn officer and training coordinator, and as a teacher at the Oregon Board of Police Standards and Training. Off campus Mr. E-W volunteers on the board of directors of several justice non-profit organizations and ROC Wheels, a wheel chair non-profit organization which brings mobility to severely handicapped children around the world. Other volunteer positions prior to his family's move to North Carolina included president of the board of an independent blood bank and serving on the vestry of Saint Mark's Cathedral in Seattle. Mr. E-W's wife Andrea Eichinger-Wiese is a kindergarten teacher at EWS, his daughter Alex graduated from the EWS high school in 2017, and his son Hans is a musician in Portland, OR.