STAFF

Learn more about the staff at The Atlanta School.

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AMY O'BRIEN
Amy grew up in La Jolla, California.  She danced and choreographed professionally in New York City for 23 years.  As a multifaceted artist, curator and builder, Amy has been saving, restoring and revitalizing old buildings in Atlanta, Idaho since 1998. Inspired by the work of Atlanta native, historian and artist Kerry Moosman, Amy has restored four structures: dug them out of the dirt, dismantled and relocated, built foundations, peeled back layers, stabilized supports, re-roofed, replaced flooring, insulated, repaired doors, windows, hardware and wallpaper. Her research on family history and procurement of historic photos inform the interior furnishings and décor for each project.  She is a member of the Atlanta Historical Society, a non-profit organization that works to preserve and restore Atlanta’s old cemetery and historic structures. 

RACHEL REICHERT
Formally trained as a metalsmith, Rachel Reichert's work blurs the line between art, marketing, preservation, and community engagement. Having studied at the Oregon College of Art & Craft, Boise State University, and Penland School of Crafts, her work is influenced by cultural heritage and the identity of place. Reichert currently works as a Studio Artist, Cultural Sites Manager for the City of Boise's Department of Arts & History, and is Co-Founder of The Atlanta School.