Ingrid Nixon

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Ingrid Nixon is a world-traveling storyteller who whisks listeners away on journeys of the imagination. Exploration nail-biters, tall tales, traditional and personal stories—she tells them all, bringing characters to life using voices, gestures, and her animated face. She tells at schools, special events, and festivals around the country, including the National Storytelling Festival. She is also a skilled storytelling workshop leader and interpretive trainer for national park employees, schools, and other organizations.

Ingrid’s first CD, Grimm’s with a Twist, earned a Storytelling World Gold Seal for its deliciously dark stories spiced liberally with humor and pathos. Her latest recording, Operation Bouncy Chair, features personal stories about the important things in life: family, love, and coffee. She is a champion liar many times over, a claim that makes her mother both proud and worried.

For almost three decades, Ingrid’s work in expedition tourism has taken her on a magic carpet ride around the planet: from Antarctica to Greenland, Madagascar to Easter Island. From her travels, she gleans and shares stories including those of inspiring explorers, like John Muir and Sir Ernest Shackleton.

After living in Alaska for many years working in the wilds as a National Park Service ranger, she currently hails from Washington State. She holds a Masters in Storytelling from East Tennessee State University.