Experience, Education, Certifications

  • Assistant Director of Youth Programming and whitewater guide at Riverside Outfitters
  • Outdoor educator with Blue Sky Fund
  • B.Sc. in Environmental Conservation, Sustainability, & Development and Geographic Information Science (GIS) from James Madison University
  • National Geographic Certified Educator
  • Virginia Master Naturalists, Pocahontas Chapter
  • Wilderness First Aid from SOLO Wilderness Medicine
  • First Aid / CPR / AED from the American Heart Association
  • Foraging Course Certificate: 375 hours of online and independent field study in herbal medicine, botany, and ethical foraging from the Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine
  • Level II Ecotherapy Certificate from the Earthbody Institute
  • Level IV: Swiftwater Rescue Skills Assessment and
  • Instructor in Level II: Essentials of River Kayaking from the American Canoe Association (ACA)
  • Advanced Open Water SCUBA and Enriched Air Diver from the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI)

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