As part of her work as Director of Creative Delivery at Lasallian Educational and Research Initiatives, Cären also serves as Speaking Coordinator for Springtide. A gifted creative, Cären has spent the last 20 years leading the design and production team to create best-in-class products for Saint Mary’s Press. Describing her work with Springtide, Cären says, “I love helping people and thrive on making plans and coordinating details. It’s my pleasure to help groups and organizations bring the wisdom of Springtide to their next event.” Cären lives in La Crescent, Minnesota, with her retired husband (with whom she has three adult children) and two dogs. When not working, she enjoys traveling and fishing with her husband, worm farming, reading, and all things creative.