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 10 years I've worked in sustainability and outdoor education and 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 this love of our beautiful world with others.
I grew up in Connecticut and studied Ecology at the University of Maine. After graduating I worked as an outdoor educator in Minnesota, Colorado, California and now in Oregon. I enjoy spending my free time outdoors, whether that is rock climbing, backpacking, identifying plants, or teaching others about the natural world. My favorite bird is the Great Blue Heron, and my favorite book is A Sand County Almanac.
I grew up across the mountain west - from the dense forests of Oregon to the deserts of New Mexico. From a young age, I had an interest in playing outside that led to a passion for the environment and outdoor recreation. After earning my degree in environmental science from the University or Oregon in Eugene, I took life on the road and spent several years working for the National Park Service as a ranger in parks across the country. I hope to someday complete the entire Oregon section of the Pacific Crest Trail.
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 afterschool 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!
I'm a lifelong nature lover and Portland native. I graduated from Humboldt State University with degrees in English and Environmental Ethics. Through work with organizations including Youth Educational Services, the Jefferson Project, and the Redwood Chapter of Environmental Education and Interpretation, I've helped expand access to outdoor education in the North Coast region. My background in yoga instruction and youth sports coaching inspire me to teach in ways that equally engage mind, body, and soul.
Hi, I'm Erik.