John started leading the effort to establish Mount Rainier Institute in 2012. He has worked in the Environmental Education field for over 20 years. Before coming to western Washington, John was the Executive Director of Dunes Learning Center in Northwest Indiana. John also worked at Teton Science Schools in Wyoming where he was part of their Graduate Faculty. He has taught and coordinated environmental education programs in Vermillion County Illinois, and for Indiana University’s Bradford Woods.
Amy came to us from North Carolina where she worked as an Environmental Education Program Coordinator for a total of four school years. During the summer months she has worked as a Summer Teacher Naturalist at the Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont. Amy earned her undergraduate degree in Environmental Studies with a concentration in environmental education from Warren Wilson College and her Masters of Science in Environmental Education from Montreat College. When Amy has free time it is usually spentcapturing photographs, exploring, playing ukulele, or searching for spiders.