Coach: Stu Maleef
Peer: Molly Wernick
MakeAway Retreats is an arts-based retreat program that makes creativity more approachable to young professionals who are feeling burnt out from the stress of work. We offer introductory workshops on a range of creative skills, from creative writing to mosaic-making, with the goal of helping participants connect with a new community of local peers and build new creative habits that they can incorporate into their lives to manage stress.
About the Founder
Matt is a writer, a teacher, and a professional dedicated to environmental sustainability. A graduate of the London School of Economics, Matt’s background is in international development and clean energy advocacy, but he is also passionate about writing stories and living a life rich with meaning. Matt is currently pursuing an MFA in creative writing at Temple University where he also teaches persuasive writing skills to undergraduates. In his life, Matt hopes to foster a creative, intentional, and sustainable community of loved ones, friends, and colleagues.