Team

Sarah Kronz
Director of Outdoor Education
BFA in sculpture and painting at Kent State University

Nature Name: Rainbow

Favorite Aspect of Nature: 
There are always new things to see and learn in the woods. Exploring the natural world with all of the senses is always a fulfilling and exciting experience.

Why do you want to work with kids at Nuhop? 
Most children do not get enough opportunities in their daily lives to explore, play, and express curiosity. I am very fond of giving children those chances to have fun while learning and growing in the outdoors.

Matt
Outdoor Education Site Manager
BS in Exercise Science

Nature Name: Sunshine

Favorite thing about Nature:
I enjoy the adventure side of the outdoors, white water rafting, rock climbing, and canyoning. I enjoy exploring with my dog, Milo. 

Why I love working with kids:
I enjoy seeing the “a-ha” when a kid learns/explores something.

Brent
Outdoor Education Site Manager

Nature Name: Koala Bear

Favorite Aspect of Nature:
The calmness of mother nature and connecting with an ever-changing environment.

Why I love working with kids:
I like helping kids discover the wonders of nature and the beauty of all that is around.

AJ
Outdoor Educator
BS in Linguistics with a minor in Spanish

Nature Name: Axolotl

Favorite Aspect of Nature: 
Clouds!! My favorite part of nature is the clouds and being able to cloud watch.

Why I love working with kids:  
I like working with kids because they’re fun and creative. They always bring something new to the table!

Cy
Outdoor Educator
BS in Biology from Ashland University

Nature Name: Chipmunk

Favorite Aspect of Nature:  
I love spending time in the woods birdwatching, looking for cool bugs, and hunting for mushrooms!

Why I love working with kids: 
I like getting kids excited about things that I am passionate about, like cool birds and bugs! Watching them interact with their environment and learn new things makes the job exciting for me too!

Gen
Outdoor Educator
BA In Theatrical Production- Stage Management from Jacksonville State University

Nature Name: Geode

Favorite thing about Nature:
Geode's favorite aspects of nature are food webs, predator-prey relationships, and trophic cascades.

Why I love working with Kids:
If you ask Geode, the best things about working with kids and teens are supporting them as they express their creativity and watching their faces as they learn something that excited them.

Isabel
Outdoor Educator
BA Environmental Studies from Kent State University

Nature Name: Aspen

Favorite Aspect of Nature:
Peaceful Environment

Why I love working with kids:
I love witnessing kids have lightbulb “aha!” moments!

 

Josh
Outdoor Educator
BS in Forestry from the University of Kentucky

Nature Name: Joshua Tree

Favorite Aspect of Nature: 
I love to hike and see as many different areas of nature as possible.

Why I love working with kids: 
I love being able to share my passion for nature with kids and help them get to experience things in a new and exciting way.

Kalee
Outdoor Educator
BA Recreation Resource Management from Oregon State University, Minor in Education

Nature Name: Crow

Favorite thing about Nature:
Birds

Why I like working with kids:
I want to help inspire the next generation of environmental scientists and environmentalists.

Kris
Outdoor Educator
BS Wildlife and Fisheries Resources Management at West Virginia University

Nature Name:  Kodiak

Favorite Aspect of Nature: 
I really enjoy exploring all the different habitat types and getting to know the critters that call them home.

Why I love working with kids: 
It’s great to see kids get out of their comfort zones and explore new passions and environments.

Logan
Outdoor Educator
BA in Middle Grades Education

Nature Name:  Lagoon

Favorite Aspect of Nature: 
My favorite aspect of nature would probably be the way different species of living things can change and adapt over time. When we truly focus and study nature, I believe it brings us closer to understanding ourselves as individuals and as a species altogether.

Why I love working with kids: 
I love the creativity that children can have. I also love helping kids find old success and seeing their faces when they learn something new.

Nathaniel
Outdoor Educator
BS in Middle Level Education: Math and Science

Nature Name:  Newt

Favorite aspect of nature: 
Hiking, spending time in the great outdoors, and learning new things about nature.

Why I love working with kids: 
I like teaching kids because kids are naturally curious and love learning new things.

Paul
Outdoor Educator
College of Wooster | BA in Geology; Ashland University| Grade 7-12 Science Teacher Certification

Nature Name: Prickly Pear

Favorite Aspect of Nature: 
The changing of the seasons in Ohio

Why I like working with kids: 
I enjoy sharing the energy our students bring with them into the outdoors.

Peyton- Prairie Dog
Peyton
Outdoor Educator
BA in Elementary Education and History at the College of Wooster.

Nature Name: Prairie Dog

Favorite Aspect of Nature: 
My favorite aspect of nature is the beautiful sights.

Why I love working with kids:
I want to work with kids and help them learn more about the world and how they can fit into it!

Ruby
Outdoor Educator
BS in Early Childhood Education and Intervention Specialist from Ashland University

Nature Name: Glacier

Favorite thing about Nature: 
My favorite thing about nature is getting to be active and enjoy my surroundings. I enjoy rock climbing, exploring, and kayaking.

Why I love working with kids:
I like to work with kids because I enjoy helping them find enjoyment in the outdoors.

Sylvia
Outdoor Educator
BA in Journalism, minor in digital media production from Kent State University

Nature Name: Salamander

Favorite Aspect of Nature: 
Mountains and critters

Why I love working with kids: 
I enjoy giving kids a greater appreciation for nature and watching them have fun and connecting with the natural world. Helping kids build an appreciation for the natural world (and all the beauty and fun that comes with it) is incredibly rewarding. I love being part of a community that allows children to explore, try new things, and make fun memories that they will carry with them for a long time.

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