Meet the Crew
Founder | Art Director | Senior Tattooer | Plant Toucher
Hayden Welch (she/her)
Hayden is a visual artist and folk musician who also makes a mean pumpkin chili. She's proud to walk in the footsteps of her beautiful family, who have been community organizers and artmakers for generations. Her vocal stimmings and stylings will probably flavor your visit, and include approximately 90% of all songs ever written.
Events Director | Graphic Designer | Shop Photographer | Resident Dolphin Girl
Cara Wood Harris (she/they)
Cara has had the immense pleasure of knowing Hayden for 13 years, and has been thrilled to see Hinterland's growth into its current beautiful space. In addition to her role at Hinterland, Cara designs the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice Education Program at University of Rochester, and moonlights as a druid, both in D&D and in real life.
Apprentice Artist | Aspiring Resident Fat Boy
Shawnee Hill (she/they)
Shawnee is extremely cool* and has been a sought-after muralist and painter in Rochester for many years. It's pretty dang neat that they work here at the studio, and we're all so delighted to have them. When asked which historical figure they'd most like to meet, they answered their dog, Ruby.
*all opinions belong to the crew that wrote this page and we will fight you.
Communications Director | Spymaster
Neil Grayson (he/him)
Neil is a writer, teacher, and the love of Hayden's life lol. If you think a caption was funny, it was probably Neil. If you don't, it was Cara. When not at Hinterland, Neil can be found working as a locksmith around the city, and very slowly designing his own fantasy RPG.