Alice Fae Weiland is a native of eastern Kentucky. She graduated from Cumberland College and Western Kentucky University, leading to a career in the medical field and then higher education. She retired as a full time professor from the Kentucky Community and Technical College System in 2003 and in retirement found her passion in making baskets. She has made over 300 baskets and is regionally recognized for her ability and craftsmanship. She was selected as the initial Artist of the Month by the Whitley County Fine Arts Extension Program. She loves to teach and share her knowledge with others. Alice’s other activities include being a master gardener, serving on community boards, and working with youth in a court directed program.