Amy Boxrud

Executive Director

Amy is responsible for the daily operations of the association, in addition to leading the organization’s development, communications, and membership efforts. Prior to her work with NAHA, she gained 25 years of experience working in the fields of publishing, communications, and nonprofit management. Amy earned her B.A. in English and Norwegian from St. Olaf College and a certificate in fundraising from the University of St. Thomas – Opus College of Business.

Kristina Warner


As archivist, Kristina leads the association’s preservation, digitization, and cataloging efforts. She earned both her B.A. in fine arts and her Masters in library and information science (MLIS) from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. In her training, she focused on archives and records management, digital preservation, and digital asset management. Prior to joining the NAHA staff, she worked in the University of Wisconsin archives, the archives of the Wisconsin Historical Society, and the library of the U.S. Geological Survey.

Anna M. Peterson


In addition to serving as editor for NAHA, Anna is associate professor of history at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. She earned a B.A. in Scandinavian Studies at Concordia College, Moorhead, a M.A. in history from the University of North Dakota, and a Ph.D. in history from Ohio State University. An active scholar of Norwegian and Norwegian-American history, Anna published a book on the historical development of Norwegian maternity leave in 2018. She is currently researching the Norwegian-American-run Bethany Indian Mission outside Wittenberg, Wisconsin. Read more about Anna on the Luther College website.