Crystal Brutlag, Creative DIRECTOR

Crystal was born in the beautiful state of Wisconsin, but has spent most of her life in Minnesota. She obtained a B.A. in English with an emphasis on Creative Writing from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities in 2010. An avid writer, she runs a growing lifestyle blog and has published poetry and short fiction. Crystal spent a few years working in one of the few jobs that required an English degree in the banking industry before she left to work in administration at Trinity First Church & School in Minneapolis. She loves being able to put her creative gifts to use at Genesis Mission Co-Op. When not working, Crystal enjoys reading, painting and photography. You can usually find her giving endless tummy rubs to her sweet dog Mina, working on a novel and dreaming about her next adventure out of Minnesota.


How do you take your coffee or tea?

Coffee with a little bit of coconut milk creamer. Tea, straight. 

Oceans or lakes?

Oceans! I love the endless feel to the ocean. It really puts you in your place. And you never know what could be lurking in the ocean depths! :)

What's your favorite thing about the Twin Cities?

The thriving creative community! If you have a creative passion, you're pretty much guaranteed to find a group of your people. All you have to do is look!