Krista Simpson (she/her)
MILUG Co-founder, LAN Ambassador, Administration Coordinator
Krista is a relatively new AFOL (adult fan of LEGO). Although she played with her brother’s LEGO as a kid, she never had her own LEGO until she bought a few sets to help manage the stress of attending University. She became an AFOL in 2016 when her partner, Laura, gifted her tickets to the first BrickCan LEGO Convention in 2016. It was at BrickCan that she learned about LUGs (LEGO Users Groups) and founded MILUG with Laura and Michael.
Since then Krista has jumped head first into LEGO – building sets and MOCs (my own creations), and writing about LEGO. Her favorite themes are Ideas and Icons (18+), and her favourite MOCs to build are large scale vehicles. She is particularly interested in the application of LEGO in mindfulness to help manage mental health and mental illness. She is also a contributor with True North Bricks, a Canadian RLFM (Recognized LEGO Fan Media) and a board member with Brick Alliance, a global community advocating for diversity, equity and inclusion in the LEGO ecosystem. She is also a member of Women’s Brick Initiative, Gayfols, and LEGO Saved My Life. Krista is grateful to live, work and play on the unceded, ancestral, and traditional territories of the Snuneymuxw, Snaw Naw As, and Stz’uminus First Nations.
Laura Hawley (she/her)
MILUG Co-founder, Treasurer/Secretary
MILUG Co-founder, Website Administrator
Data Management Coordinator
Social Media Coordinator