Erin received her bachelor’s degree in Biology from Penn State University, then began her career as a chemist. During her tenure in a windowless laboratory she longed for a career outdoors in nature, guiding young people to discover their personal truths. After pursuing a master’s degree with a focus in education, she found her passion in developmentally appropriate, nature immersion, whole child education, and creating community through her work at Mangrove School of Sarasota. Erin strongly believes in the impact of exploration and revelation to foster a deep, meaningful, learning experience for her students. Her own path of self-development has included Son-Rise, HANDLE, Nature Awareness Training, Florida Master Naturalist, Active Listening, and Waldorf Grades Trainings.