Nann ParrettNann Parrett 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 has been on the faculty at the University of Great Falls where she has taught grammar, composition, writing for mass media, and writing for business. She is the Executive Director for a local 501(c)(3) non-profit she founded in 2013, Cultivate Helena, whose mission is to inspire local youth through educational gardening programs that foster connections with the community, nature, and locally grown food. As well, she manages The Territorial Press, a letterpress printing and publishing company she founded in 2016 with her husband, Dr. Aaron Parrett. They have a six-year-old daughter who, like her mother, is interested in everything.