I grew up here on the island, the ancestral land of the Suquamish, where I connected with the natural world by building fairy houses, wandering through the rainy woods, and playing on the shores of the Salish Sea.
I have spent much of the last six years teaching, studying, and conducting ethnographic research in rural Nepal, learning from kids and communities about the many ways to know and be in relationship with the natural world.
I came to IslandWood to grow as an educator committed to culturally and locally relevant, inclusive, and joyful environmental learning. I am loving re-meeting home through the curious, creative eyes of IslandWood students.
In my free time I enjoy walking on the beach, through the woods, and in the mountains.
IslandWood acknowledges that we live and work on the ancestral land of the Coast Salish people, who have been stewards of this region's land and waters since time immemorial, and who continue to protect these lands and waters for future generations, as promised by the Point Elliott Treaty of 1855, the Treaty of Point No Point of 1855, and the Treaty of Medicine Creek of 1854.
While the majority of our work takes place on Suquamish (suq̀ʷabš) and Duwamish (dxʷdɐwʔabʃ) land, we also conduct programs on the land of the Snohomish (sduhúbʃ), Puyallup (spuyaləpabš), Muckleshoot (buklshuhls), Skokomish (sqoqc’bes), and S’Klallam (nəxʷsƛ̕ay̕əm) peoples.
4450 Blakely Ave. NE, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 206.855.4300
IslandWood is a registered 501c3 charitable organization.
A Special Thanks to our corporate sponsor
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