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. He also founded and directed the Muscoot Naturalist Summer Camp.
When not out in the woods Eric enjoys cooking, swing dancing, and trying not to buy everything in used bookstores.
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!
Manager / Get it done'r!
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. Throughout her other experiences she has worked with homeless populations, disenfranchised refugees, and veteran advocacy groups. Most recently she was an emergency manager with FEMA.
Throughout her many travels and involvement in different communities, Megan discovered a deep passion for learning from different walks of life, and building bridges between communities to grow our shared commonalities.
Megan's also recently discovered a passion for moss and herbalism. Along with Eric and Eva Thaddeus, she is a co-owner of Wild Gardens Nursery.
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.
We are so honored to have Lynn join our Rewilding family! Lynn is a Nature-Based Mentor and Certified Life Coach. She’s also a climate advocate, ceremonial facilitator, naturalist, biologist, passionate gardener, and Mom. You can find out more about her at her website here. Lynn now supports parents, educators and other helpers find peace and purpose through nature, ceremony, and advocacy. With the Rewilding School, Lynn teaches private nature connection programs for both kids and adults.