Laura Risom

Laura is the center of the company and leads all the yarn production and knitting. She has been knitting and spinning for years (I am not allowed to write how many). She received her undergraduate degree from Boston College in nursing and her Masters from the University of Pennsylvania. While stemming from Fort Kent, Maine where her parents still live, Laura loves Block Island. I think the quote that sums it all up is when he said that she "was born to die on Block Island." One of our kids calls Block Island our "moral center" and we hope you too can come out and see why we feel so strongly. Laura is a great knitter, teacher and developer. She has an amazing ability to develop ideas and make them come true.....wait till you try some of the yarns and products she makes.

Sven Risom

Sven leads the marketing, Sales and Sneelock efforts for North Light Fibers. You may also see Sven leading the mill tours so please come in. Sven is also a Managing Director at Kantar Retail and has been in brand marketing at companies such as Sony, General Mills, J&J and James River. Sven spent summers on Block Island as a child and is so happy to live here full time. "I am finally home" is his favorite way to think of the island - so please come to our home and visit North Light Fibers


Renate Fitzgerald

Renate was born in AAchen Germany and has lived on Block Island for over 25 years. An avid knitter since her youth, she learned to knit from her mother and grand mother. Renate runs our retail store but is most known for her fantastic hats. She looks forward to seeing all of you when you visit Block Island.



Karyn Logan

Karyn Logan is our newest employee and is a great addition to the team. A long time island resident, she brings strong leadership and retail experience to the business as well as solid small business management. Karyn will be working in the mill, with a real focus on preparing all the fiber and determining blends and dyes with Laura and Paige. We are very excited to have Karyn joining the team.

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