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Shana

Shana (Aspen)

Shana grew up in Rochester, New York and majored in Biology and Environmental Studies at Colgate University. She has worked as a camp counselor and a horseback riding instructor, and she was a leader for Colgate’s Outdoor Education program. Some of her favorite activities are running, climbing rocks, baking, and hammocking. She has a passion for teaching and connecting people with the natural world and is looking forward to learning and playing at Sierra Outdoor School!


Nathan

Nathan (Marmot)

Nathan is thrilled to begin his career in outdoor education, fresh out of a Neuroscience Ph.D. from Emory University. While there, he brought his experience to K-8 schools where he shared psychological tricks, neuroscience wonders, and the chance to touch a real brain. When he needs to get out of his own head, he can be found ballroom dancing or hiking and biking anywhere green.


Taylor
Taylor (Magpie)
Taylor grew up near Portland, Oregon sharing time in the city and the countryside. She later attended Oregon State University to study Environmental Science. Her first job in outdoor education consisted of marine science education along the Oregon coast watching whales and tidepool critters. At home, Taylor enjoys practicing film photography, tending to her houseplant collection, and reading.
Lindsay

Lindsay (Meadow)

Lindsay was a child you'd see running in the trees and soaking up the sun. She graduated from Iowa State with a BS in Environmental Science. Her time in the Environmental Science Club, Student Wellness, and study abroad in Asia helped cultivate her values. She is passionate about building healthy relationships with ourselves, each other and the environment. She loves travel, yoga and learning Spanish


Elizabeth

Elizabeth (Clover)

Elizabeth grew up in PA and graduated from Juniata College with a BS in Environmental Science and a minor in history. She studied abroad in Ireland where she found a passion for traveling. She loves the outdoors and enjoys camping and hiking. In her free time, she likes to read, watch sports, play soccer, bake, and scrapbook. She found she was passionate about working with students through camps.


Dan
Dan (Mountain Goat)
Dan grew up in Chicago, IL. He has been working with kids in the Chicago Park District every summer since he was 16. Currently, he is working on his Master’s degree in Recreation, Sport, and Tourism. He has learned a lot from his courses as well as through seasonal positions and internships. He has had the opportunity to take care of animals, teach interpretive programs, and maintain park structures. He enjoys traveling, classic video games, and playing organized sports.
Liz
Liz (Sundew)
Liz grew up in Michigan, where she studied environmental education at the University of Michigan. After graduating, she moved to the Philadelphia area to work on educational programs for the Scott Arboretum and explored gardens and forests around the east coast. Liz loves plants and bugs, and is excited to explore new ecosystems around the west coast. Liz is also so excited to grow as an educator this year while kids explore their natural curiosities.
Anna
Anna (Sandstorm)
Anna grew up in Park City, UT playing in sagebrush and groves of aspen trees. She spent the last four years in the Pacific Northwest developing a passion for respecting the outdoors. As a naturalist intern, she is stoked to help kids experience nature and learn about local cultural history. Outside of work, you’ll catch her playing guitar or taking a fresh loaf of sourdough out of the oven. 

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15700 Old Oak Ranch Road
Sonora, CA 95370
(209) 532–3691


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