Fine Arts Department
Erich Richter - Art, Media Arts
Mr. Richter lives in Hinckley with his wife and four kids. He earned his Bachelor's in Visual Arts (minor in athletic coaching) from North Dakota State, his Bachelor's in Art Education from Valley City State University, and his Masters in Art Education from Nebraska Kearney. He taught for 3 years in Silver Bay, Minnesota and one year at Pine City High School. He started teaching at Hinckley in Fall 2013. He enjoys drawing, painting, and digital art but has taught many mediums, including ceramics, sound recording, video production, and other traditional art types.
At HFHS, we offer 7th grade art, 8th grade art, Media Arts (photoshop, photography, and film making), Art Explorations, College Art (Intro to Visual Arts accredited by Pine Technical Community College), Ceramics, and Drawing. HFHS art students typically attend the Great River Conference Art Show and also the East Central Art Show in the Spring of each school year.
Other than teaching, coaching, monitoring the weight room, Art Club, Jam Sessions, and photography for HFHS events, he is also active with the Hinckley Evangelical Free Church as a youth group leader. For hobbies, he enjoys singing, songwriting, playing music (mandolin, guitar, bass, and harmonica), jogging, running 5k-10k races, playing in softball leagues, weight lifting, watching college and professional sports. He can be found down in the basement of the high school in room 002, usually with Pandora music playing some Classic Rock, or something else that students can tolerate listening to.
Mairyn Schoshinski - Band
I am from Wauwatosa, Wisconsin and moved to Minnesota for school. I attended the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities and graduated in May 2021. During my time at the U, I was a member of the Pride of Minnesota and got the opportunity to perform in the Superbowl LII halftime show as well as the Jonas Brothers March Madness Concert. I moved up to Hinckley this summer and have been enjoying my time in small town Minnesota. In my free time I love to spend time with my friends, knit, read, cook, and listen to new music. A fun fact about me is that I can play every band instrument.
Wesley Sorum - Choir