Camp Fire Alaska | Light the Fire Within

Kendalyn McKisick

Marketing Coordinator


In 2014, Kendalyn packed up her things and drove from her hometown in Little Rock, Arkansas to Fairbanks, Alaska with her three dogs in tow—all to pursue a Master’s of Fine Arts in poetry. She quickly fell in love with Alaska while teaching writing classes, working on a farm, experiencing dry cabin life, foraging for edible mushrooms, skijoring, and caring for retired sled dogs. After completing the creative writing MFA program at University of Alaska Fairbanks, Kendalyn swore into AmeriCorps and moved to Anchorage to serve for a year at Covenant House Alaska as their Online Development VISTA. She spends her free time making vegan food and teaching cooking classes, knitting, reading, freelance writing, thrifting, and exploring the outdoors