I am a certified teacher with a Master's in Environmental Education and am passionate about connecting youth to nature. I spent the majority of the last decade working for ship-based programs. First, I worked for Class Afloat, teaching for a Canadian high school situated on a tall ship. That experience was followed by Students on Ice, leading youth expeditions to the Arctic focusing on environmental and social programming. I am now based full-time in Ottawa, Canada substitute teaching coupled with other values-based projects supporting youth. When I'm not working you can find me out on the Ottawa River or in Gatineau Park hiking or cross-country skiing, making soap, or continuing to challenge myself in the quest to live a single-use plastic-free lifestyle.