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.
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!
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!
I'm a lifelong nature lover and Portland native. I graduated from Humboldt State University with degrees in English and Environmental Ethics. Through my 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.
I grew in Upstate New York and earned a B.Sc in environmental education and interpretation at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse. From leading backpacking trips with teens across the peaks of the White Mountains of New Hampshire to conducting field research in the boreal forests of the Adirondacks in New York, I’ve worked in a variety of outdoor positions across the Northeast. These experiences have helped me cultivate a deep fascination and reverence for the natural world. I believe there is wisdom and guidance to be found in nature, and in all my endeavors I hope to help guide others towards developing their own personal connection with the natural world.