About Me

Hello! Welcome to my digital space, (Y)oung (R)ural (P)reservationist. It is a place for all things I love: preservation, history and rural small town revitalization.

Minneapolis College of Art & Design students visit to my church, winter of 2012.
Minneapolis College of Art & Design students visit to my church, winter of 2012.

My name is Sarina, and I am a Young Rural Preservationist, CURE employee, Granite Falls City Council Member,  Board Member of the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota, Chair of the Bluenose Gopher Brewery Cooperative, President of the Granite Falls Historical Society, and very proud owner of an old church. I hope to document and share my experiences on this blog as I take on all of these roles in my small town of Granite Falls and around western Minnesota.

K.K. Berge Basement party
My dad and I at the Granite Falls Riverfront Revitalization Annual Meeting party in the K.K. Berge building basement, June, 2012.