Founder/Wild Foods Taste Tester
Eric graduated from SUNY Environmental Science magna cum laude with a B.S. in Natural History and Interpretation and minors in Environmental Writing and Rhetoric and Recreation Resources Management.
Prior to founding The Rewilding School, Eric taught environmental summer camps in New York, residential outdoor education in California, primitive skills in Oregon, and teambuilding in Massachusetts and right here in Westchester. Most recently he founded the Muscoot Naturalist Summer Camp and has been the camp's director for the last 3 summers.
When not out in the woods Eric enjoys cooking, swing dancing, and trying not to buy everything in used bookstores.
You can see more at his Linked In account.
Eric & Megan finding some wild arrowhead tubers at the Mahopac Girl Scout's Camp! You can use your feet to stomp them out, and boil them for a good starchy meal!
Megan graduated from Emory University with a B.S. in Anthropology & Human Biology and a minor in Global Health. She also has a MPH in Emergency Management from Tel Aviv University.
As a Peace Corps Volunteer in Benin, West Africa, she served as a rural community health coordinator. She has worked with homeless populations, disenfranchised refugees, and currently volunteers with veteran advocacy groups. She has taught art classes to kids and adults for over three years, and being able to spark confidence and creativity in participants is one of her biggest joys.
Throughout her many travels and involvement in different communities, Megan discovered a deep passion for exploring the different knowledge from all walks of life, and building bridges between differences to grow our shared commonalities.
She's recently discovered a newfound love of moss.
Teaching Assistant/ Environmental Education & Exploration Enthusiast
Jessie is pursuing her dream to combine her love of nature with her enthusiasm for teaching. She aspires to become an Outdoor Educator and Naturalist specializing in Ethnobotany and Wildlife Biology (otherwise known as the Plants & Animals Nature Teacher).
You'll rarely find a camera on her face rather than in her hands.
As a child, Cindy loved to climb trees and follow new trails in the woods. After an extended stay in academia studying ancient literature, she decided to pursue her interest in visual media more seriously and has worked for a number of independent businesses and artists creating materials on and offline. When she is not with her three boys nowadays, she turns very happily to matters of font and color.
The Archery Guy
Gary grew up in the Bronx and ended up in Yonkers where his outdoor experience began. His neighbor taught him how to shoot a shotgun and handle hunting dogs. Those experiences got him into archery, fishing, camping, and hiking.
Gary teaches our traditional archery program and guides both young and old archers into this wonderful sport. Along with archery, his other interests include fishing, hiking, and camping. You’re just as likely to see him on one of our campouts as on our range. As he slows down he’s looking forward to more fly fishing. Even if there's not a bite, he gets to enjoy the outdoors.
Haley graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University with a degree in Secondary Education. She has taught all ages from 2 to 92 as a science push-in, a naturalist bringing animals to schools, an outdoor educator, a summer camp nature specialist and leader, and a volunteer babywearing educator.
Haley has twin boys who she takes hiking as much as possible. Haley tries to teach her sons about the world around them and instill a long-lasting love of nature. She has also gotten hundreds of families to join them hiking and enjoying nature throughout the Hudson Valley. Haley is excited to be a part of the new Rewilding Forest Preschool and bring her skill set to more children and families.