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Meet 

YOUR

Team

Fallon Harris

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Hi! I'm Fallon, co-founder and director of EdenAcres. I also get the opportunity to engage in my true passion - teaching outdoors - as one of our Forest School instructors. Over the past 13 years I've worked in sustainability and outdoor education as well as in nonprofit leadership. I've had the joy of collaborating with organizations such as Swallowtail School & Farm, FG Community Alternative Learning Center, Roots & Shoots, FG Community School, & Centro Cultural to develop and teach youth programs. I also teach sustainability education courses at Pacific University. I have a deep passion for the natural world and love to share my love of our beautiful world with others. 

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Hanna Deacon

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Hi I'm Hanna and I'm the Nature Immersion Program Manager at EdenAcres. My love for the outdoors and nature began in Alaska where I grew up. I have worked with youth outdoors in summer camps, garden education programs, and after school programs. I  received a B.A. in Environmental Studies from the University of San Francisco and an M.S. in Environmental Studies from the University of Montana, focusing on sustainable food systems and environmental education. I love sharing my days with children in forests and farms, building fairy homes, and watching and listening to birds!

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Sarah Moffit

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I grew up in Northern California near the American River. The Sierra Nevada mountains, Point Reyes National Seashore, and the rolling oak woodlands around Sacramento were my playground. I earned a B.S. in Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology from UC Davis, and worked as a biologist for ten years going on wild adventures swimming through chilly rivers with salmon, clambering over mountain passes that scrape the sky, and wading through neck-high grass buzzing with rattle snakes.  I received a M.Ed. in Science Education and certificate in Education for Environment and Community from the University of Washington and IslandWood while teaching outdoors during the rainiest winter in Seattle history.  I enjoy deep philosophical conversations while walking or paddling with friends, books, and exploring new places. I'm excited to spend another year as the Nature Immersion Lead Teacher at EdenAcres!

Alex Kelley

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Some of my fondest memories growing up take me back to the tide pools and swamps of Eastern Massachusetts. Chasing this passion, I earned my B.A. in environmental studies from Gustavus Adolphus College and my Masters certificate in environmental education from Antioch University. I have spent the past two years honing my teaching skills in the Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center in Minnesota and the N.E.E.D. Academy in Massachusetts. By slowing down and asking questions about the phenomena that arise around us, I try to emphasize a feeling of present mind in every aspect of my teaching. When I’m not teaching I enjoy practicing martial arts, longboarding, and taking my dog on hikes. 

Monica Hescheles

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I grew up in the foothills of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, spending my formative years exploring the diverse terrain of the high desert. I continued pursing my passion for adventure with an A.A. in Outdoor Education from Colorado Mountain College. I fell in love with the Pacific Northwest's lush forests, jagged mountains and abundant water while finishing my B.A. in Environmental Education from Western Washington University. I have spent the last few years teaching restoration and farm education. I enjoy growing, cooking and eating local food and I love spending my days in natural spaces where the small details hint at seasonal changes and it is easy to be fully present. I am excited to learn from the discovery of children, splash in lots of puddles and observe the many birds that call the forest and farm home at EdenAcres.

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Carina Zehr

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I grew up in the semi-tropics of eastern Bolivia and the plains of south-central Kansas. I attribute a lot of my love for nature to my childhood exploring the diverse ecosystems around me. As a Midwestern transplant to the Pacific Northwest, I enjoy learning the nature and history of this place alongside my students. I’ve worked in environmental education for the past 8 years and couldn’t imagine a better way to spend my days, whether it’s planting seeds in a garden, finding bugs under logs or sharing a joke with students. I received a B.A. in Environmental Science and Sociology, and a M.A. in Environmental Education from Goshen College. In my spare time you’ll find me cooking, baking, gardening and exploring new places!