Passionate About Reciprocity
Environmental Educator, Artist, Forest Therapy Guide.
ART OF CONNECTION MISSION:
To create reciprocity through creative intentional connection with nature through Forest Therapy, Environmental Education, anti-racism, and art.
I am White Person, and I am committed to being an anti-racist. I know that anti-racism is an ongoing and life long practice of accountability and action. I am doing currently doing work to learn about ancestral veneration and reciprocity through my Celtic (Irish/Scottish) blood ancestry, and ancestors of land/sea/sky. I strive to be in right relationship with the land and others through these lenses, and in reciprocity to the ancestral lands of the Coast Salish people I they live, work, and learn. Please look to the Anti-Racism Resources tab for more.
M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from University of Washington
B.A. in English Literature from Ithaca College
5 years experience as a Leader in educational settings
5 years experience in developing, modifying, and adapting curriculum to fit best teaching practices, academic/socioemotional needs, and sociocultural backgrounds
Certified Forest Therapy Guide from the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy, 2016
Graduate of IslandWood's Education for Environment and Community Program, 2018