Alisa Crawford has been working in the history field since the age of 15, and in mills since the age of 17. She holds a BA in history from Kalamazoo College, and a Masters Degree from the Cooperstown Graduate Program in History Museum Studies. Although raised in Michigan, she has worked, studied or interned in a variety of additional states including Virginia, Massachusetts, Kentucky, New York and Hawai’i. In 2002, she returned to her love of mills by joining the staff of Windmill Island in Holland. In 2006, she began her training in the Netherlands, and in September of 2007 became the first overseas student to become a Dutch certified miller. In 2009, she continued on to qualify for the professional millers training and by 2010 completed the course and was admitted into the professional millers guild as the only woman among 35 Dutch men. Alisa has been featured in several magazines and articles in both here and the Netherlands. She continues to blaze a trail that is all her own, reaching new heights along the way, and proving that she is far from a “run of the mill” woman.