The Team

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 is a graduate of St. Olaf College, where she studied English and Norwegian. If her free time, she enjoys Nordic folk fiddling, volunteers on the board of a local nonprofit makerspace, and is pursuing a M.A. in public history.

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.

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.

Karen Annexstad Humphrey

Karen Annexstad Humphrey

Senior Advancement Officer

Karen believes it is a privilege to hear people’s stories and to help them realize projects and programs that are meaningful to them. Prior to her role with NAHA, Karen served as a major gifts officer for the Minnesota Historical Society and vice president of advancement for Bethany College. In her work as a volunteer, she has chaired the Board of Directors for both NAHA and the Minnesota Historical Society, and she currently serves as board secretary for the National Lutheran Choir. Karen is a graduate of the University of Minnesota.

Marisa Campanaro

Project Imaging Archivist

Marisa recently joined the NAHA staff to digitize the O. E. Rølvaaag Collection, thanks to a legacy grant from the State of Minnesota. She earned both her B.A. in American history from the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs and her Masters in library and information science (MLIS) from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Her experience includes working with the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee, University of Wisconsin Law Library, and the University of Wisconsin Archives. 

Nina Oldham

Administrative Assistant

Nina comes to the NAHA team with more than 30 years’ experience as a legal administrative assistant. She recently moved with her family to Minnesota from the Washington, DC, area. Her work includes much of our member and donor coordination and communication, along with general office management.