Who am I…
When I was little I wanted to be a train, a rock, or a grandma. I went to college to become an Occupational Therapist and I have now been a teacher and simultaneously, a perpetual student, for 20 some years. I do teach the children some specific skills, but mostly I help guide them on their journey of growing and discovery of themselves and the world around them. I truly love working with children and am grateful for how they are always challenging me to be a better human.
I am an outdoors woman who feels a bit more comfortable with woods work over housework. I feel it is my calling to work outside with children immersed in the wonders of our natural world. I am also a mother, a daughter, a sister, a partner, a friend, and a caretaker of critters and plants. My two daughters have been my greatest teachers so far.
I am passionate about education, community, and artistic expression. I feel challenges are important and make a point to step out of my comfort zone now and again to keep myself feeling fully alive and humble. Most recently I have discovered the joys of cold water swimming.
I hope to grow into a supportive, helpful Elder in whatever community I am involved and always in search of where I can be of best use.