was a founding member of the Northfield Arts Guild in 1959 and has been a major force in the building of this auspicious arts organization. Known as NAG, it incorporates all aspects of art including visual, performing and dance. Having helped to lead it to its place of importance in the artistic life of Northfield, she co-chaired NAGs 50th anniversary celebration in 2009.
Myrna moved to Northfield when her husband, Miles, took a job as a band director at St. Olaf College wher he left his own legendary legacy. A graduate of Concordia College in Morehead, Myrna got her early start directing plays in the high school where she taught. She has directed more than 100 shows for NAG. In 1962 NAG grew enough to purchase and old church. At that time it was a theatre, dance studio and arts studio/gallery. In 1979, NAG moved its offices and its arts and dance studios to downtown Northfield. Besides directing, Myrna served as the head of NAG theatre department until 1993 when she retired, but she kept on directing. Besides working on the 50th anniversary committee, she plans on directing "Jesse", a play written in 1976 for the annual September Jesse James Days celebration.
Myrna has also worked tirelessly to preserve NAG memories by archiving everything! She is proud that the Northfield Arts Guild is still alive and thriving. Like many other pioneers of community theatre, she too says, "I have loved every minute of it!"