Nann Parrett freelances in editing, publishing, graphic design, and web development — essentially anything communications-related. Her current projects include serving as managing editor of the Montana Senior News and Idaho Senior Independent print and online publications, editor of the online Techline Invasive Plant News, and designer/production manager/editor for various independent book publishing efforts for Drumlummon Institute and Territorial Press. She also DJs a monthly music program, Night Train, for Montana Public Radio.
She earned her BS in journalism at the University of Oregon and her MA in teaching at Concordia University, Portland. After working in publishing as a writer, editor, graphic designer, and web developer for over a decade in Idaho and Oregon, she switched careers to teach high school in Oregon. In conjunction with all this, she was a working musician who toured with her alternative-rock project, Spigot, and the Appalachian-mountain stringband, The Flat Mountain Girls.
Since moving to Montana in 2009, she served on the faculty at the University of Providence (formerly University of Great Falls), where she taught online grammar, composition, writing for mass media, and writing for business. She was the Executive Director for a local 501(c)(3) non-profit she founded in 2013, Cultivate Helena, whose mission was to inspire local youth through educational gardening programs that foster connections with the community, nature, and locally grown food. She manages The Territorial Press, a letterpress and publishing company she founded in 2016 with her husband, Dr. Aaron Parrett. Nann is passionate about education, instructional design, and school wellness, serving on the Parent Teacher Council of her daughter’s school, the HSD Superintendent Advisory Committee, and HSD School Wellness Committee.