My earliest foray into the wilderness was reading about the early explorers. I was fascinated by how much a difference local Earth knowledge could make when it came to surviving the unexpected. Those that worked with Nature, thinking outside the box of “taming the wild” seemed to thrive beyond survival. From there I began my journey into learning how to collaborate rather than consume, and to incorporate different ways rather than impose my own. Only by doing this could I discover what treasures this Earth has to share with her inhabitants! Teaching has been a multi-generational profession in my family, and so I enjoy every second I get to pass on these amazing teachings to anyone who is curious about them.