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.

Chaga
Outdoor Educator
University of North Texas Degree in Anthropology

Favorite Camp Activity:
Looking at all the beautiful mushrooms on hikes

Favorite Aspect of Working with Kids:
My favorite thing about working with kids is listening to their interesting questions and answers. I also love the fact that we get to connect in a challenging and comforting space in nature!

Fun Fact: 
A fun fact about me is that I have lived in Switzerland mountain villages.

Nimbus
Outdoor Educator
Auburn University BFA in Industrial Design

Favorite Camp Activity: 
Remaining peaceful in the forest and sketching the scenery around me. 

Favorite Aspect of Working with Kids:  
I love facilitating a comfortable space for campers to grow, learn, and interact with others in a manner they can choose. Camp can be the best place to have memorable successes!

Fun Fact: 
I have staffed six different camps in 5 states over ten years.

Phoenix
Outdoor Educator
Associates of arts in education

Favorite Camp Activity: 
My favorite camp activity is hiking

Favorite Aspect of Working with Kids: 
My favorite thing about working with kids is seeing their faces light up once they have learned something new.

Fun Fact: 
I have two dogs named Juno and Eve.

Geode
Outdoor Educator
Jacksonville State University, Theater production

Favorite Camp Activity: 
Canoeing, Predator- Prey, Hikes

Favorite Aspect of Working with Kids: 
Moments when kids achieve something – individually or in small groups – that they didn’t think was possible.

Fun Fact: 
I chose my natural name because of a lesson I learned from my high school creative writing teacher. Ask me about it!

Cobra
Outdoor Educator
Florida southern college B.S. applied statistics concentration chemistry

Favorite Camp Activity: 
Hiking and climbing.

Favorite Aspect of Working with Kids:
 I love when kids look up to you and the opportunity to be a good and inspiring role model. 

Fun Fact: 
I am a Triplet with a sister named Zoe and a brother named Zack - I almost got named Zuzu!

 

Jaguar
Outdoor Educator

Favorite Camp Activity: 
Archery

Favorite Aspect of Working with Kids: 
I love getting to know and finding common interests with kids to bond better.

Fun Fact: 
I have three cats, and I love to go fishing.

Crow
Outdoor Educator
Hocking College Parks and Museum Education

Favorite Camp Activity: 
Hiking and identifying plants, animals, and fungi.

Favorite Aspect of Working with Kids: 
The opportunity to educate and inspire the next generation about the environment around them.

Fun Fact: 
I have fed a red-tail hawk while using a hawking glove.

Lake
Outdoor Educator
Spalding University

Favorite Camp Activity: 
Hiking

Favorite Aspect of working with kids: 
Seeing the excitement on their faces when they learn a new concept or realize they can do something.

Fun Fact: 
I ran the Chicago Marathon.

Lagoon
Outdoor Educator
Ashland University BA in middle grade education

Favorite Camp Activity:
Predator-prey and Giant Swing.

Favorite Aspect of Working with Kids: 
I love how kids interact with each other and the funny yet brilliant things they say.

Fun Fact: 
My Family has tapped maple trees and has made maple syrup for many years.

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

Favorite Camp Activity: 
Hiking and Ropes

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

Fun Fact: 
I love long hiking trips and camping.

 

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

Favorite Camp Activity: 
Nature Hikes

Favorite Aspect of working with kids: 
I enjoy sharing the energy our students bring with them into the outdoors. There's nothing better than watching students become more confident and interested in being outside.

Fun Fact: 
I have a pet tree frog named Mr. Green.

Rocky
Outdoor Educator

Favorite Camp Activity: 
Outdoor art workshop!

Favorite Aspect of Working with Kids: 
I love kids' creativity and open-mindedness; they are always willing to learn something new!

Fun fact:  
I am an art teacher/ instructor along with working as a cake decorator at Walmart.

Brent Weisenstein
Program Manager

Brent is a jack of all trades.  He first joined the Nuhop team in 2003 and was a valued member of our summer and Outdoor Education programs.  He credits Nuhop with helping him develop his love of nature and the realization that you can turn something you are passionate about into a career.  After 10 years at Nuhop, he set out to travel the world and found himself in a number of adventurous places where he tried out a few careers, including becoming an arborist!  Eventually, he became immersed in the world of climbing, became a national-level climbing coach, and ran his own climbing business.  He realized that many of the things he was teaching were built on the foundation of knowledge he gained while at Nuhop. 

In 2020 when the pandemic hit, he found he needed to pivot, and that pivot found him right back at Nuhop for our 2021 Outdoor Education season.  He brought with him all the things he learned during his travels and is so excited to share them!

When not out climbing or playing disc golf with friends, Brent can be found hanging out with his dog Rock C and his cat Leroy.

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