Director & Lead educator
Kimberly was born and raised in Texas, where the summers are hot and the nights flicker with fire-flies. From a young age, Kimberly was drawn outdoors — riding around the lake with her grandparents, camping with her family, and slurping melting ice-cream cones on the porch. The outdoor world inspired calm, connection, and a reverence for life.
Kimberly has an A.S. in Early Childhood Education, a B.A. in Environment Education from Warren Wilson College and a Forest Kindergarten Teacher certification from Cedarsong Nature School. She has worked as an educator for 10+ years with children in forests, gardens, fields, beaches, school buildings, tree forts and elaborate imaginary worlds.
Kimberly strives to be both a friend and mentor to young children and does so by approaching play with child-like eyes and a sense of awe and wonder. During group nature immersion, Kimberly gets to know each child’s unique perspective and wisdom, commits to being co-learners together, and from there actively supports children in strengthening connection to both their inner and outdoor worlds.