I have thirty years of experience in interpretation and environmental education. I operate Interpretive Consulting Services, which offers training in interpretation and environmental education. I also sell nature photography, with accurate identification of flora and fauna for use in exhibits.
Adrian Ayson (Non-Admin for Testing)
Madeline joined NAAEE's Global Environmental Education Partnership (GEEP) team in August 2021. Madeline recently received her Master's degree in Global Environmental Policy from American University in Washington, D.C. She previously worked as a researcher for the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future. Much of her scholarship has focused on sustainable and equitable policies toward climate change resiliency, including published research on sustainable agriculture, environmental activism, and public-private partnerships. Madeline has a B.A. in Writing and Rhetoric and a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies-Social Sciences from the University of Central Florida (UCF).
Zach MacDonald He/Him
Zach has been managing trail operations for the ATA since 2017 but has been actively involved with the Arizona trail since 2005 as a volunteer crew lead and served on the Board of directors for a number of years. He organized a weekday crew of a dozen dedicated volunteers, now known affectionately as the “Usual Suspects” who did the finish work for much of the Tucson area passages. He is an avid mountain biker, hiker, backpacker, adventurer, lover of the outdoors and past President of the Sonoran Desert Mountain Bicyclists, where he helped develop fundraising events and worked with volunteers and land managers to maintain multi-use trails in southern Arizona. He worked as Trails Foreman for the Sandia Ranger District in Albuquerque, NM. He is passionate about protecting the land and our access to it, working in coordination with land managers, both paid and volunteer crews, and trail users to help protect, maintain and enhance the sustainability of the Arizona Trail for future generations.
Savannah Geidel she/her
Sarah Johnson is the founder of Wild Rose Education, an innovative environmental education business providing place-based, learner-centered educator workshop, youth leadership programming and environmental education consulting. Sarah earned her Master of Arts in Education: Natural Science and Environmental Education from Hamline University. Her graduate research involved case studies of science teacher professional development programs at biological field stations across the country. Sarah works to advance environmental education, interpretation, and place based learning while creating authentic and relevant experiences connecting people to their place to ultimately develop a personal land and water ethic. Her contagious passion for working with other professionals to inspire innovative education practices while also building strong relationships across the field exemplifies her capacity for leadership.
Sarah's expertise includes best practices in watershed education, adult learning and facilitation, and interpretation. She serves as the President of the Board of Directors for the Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education. She is a member of the NAAEE Guidelines Trainers' Bureau, an Environmental Issues Forums deliberation moderator, Certified Interpretive Guide, Certified Interpretive Trainer, Colorado Certified Master Environmental Educator, Land Ethic Leader, Leave No Trace Master Educator, Climate Reality Leader, and Wilderness First Responder. Sarah is currently based in the Crystal River Watershed in Carbondale, Colorado.
Tierni Chun she/her
Environmental education professional with experience in outreach and recruiting.
I am the Executive Assistant for a maine-based nonprofit organization, Center for Wildlife Studies. Our global mission to provide accessible environmental education and promote wildlife conservation through science. We offer online and field trainings all around the world to students, professionals, and anyone in between. Learn more about us!
Jenna (Hoover) Cobb
Jenna Cobb (she/her) is passionate about facilitating spaces to cultivate relationship with nature and engaging youth in academic, advocacy, and faith-based settings to seek community transformation together. She is currently located on unceded Tongva land in the San Gabriel Valley of Southern California in the United States. As a Program Manager at Community Nature Connection and a former youth pastor, Jenna is excited about incorporating spirituality, Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and civics in environmental education.