Director of the Martin-Springer Institute, Bjorn Krondorfer and his partner, Naomi Morrison, Special Needs Coordinator for FUSD Transportation, bring international flair to our dance competition. Both actively participate in the cultural and artistic opportunities our mountain town has to offer, and enjoy many outdoor activities, community activism, and volunteering together when Bjorn isn’t away facilitating reconciliation programs internationally. Bjorn enjoys travelling with his daughters, and Naomi is frequently delighted by her lovely grandchildren.
With a decorative pond in the backyard, Naomi reports all manner of local wildlife visit her regularly, including deer, birds, skunks, elk, a snake, and several “masked marauders” who have reduced her pond inhabitants to one fish! She was fortunate to fulfill a life-long dream of producing a melodrama and vaudeville show for Riordan Mansion State Park. Originally from Germany, Bjorn is a published author with books and journal articles covering his areas of expertise in religion, gender and culture, (post) Holocaust studies, reconciliation studies, and Western Religious Thought.
Bjorn and Naomi each have a witty and wry sense of humor and love to dance. With Tango lessons in Buenos Aires on the bucket list, we are lucky to have them Dancing for Our Stars. Welcome, Bjorn and Naomi!