Our staff powers our mission and vision in some pretty amazing ways. We wouldn’t accomplish anything without their energy, dedication, talent and love of nature.
Learn more about the people behind Nature Knowledge.
Flora Founder got the idea for Nature Knowledge as a camp counselor at Smoky Mountain Summer Camp in 1992. Before launching the organization in 1995, she received her Masters in Environmental Conservation Education at NYU and volunteered with the Peace Corps. Today, Flora continues to serve on our Board to offer strategic guidance and fundraising support.
Originally from Portland, Oregon, Dane grew up exploring the Olympic Mountains and kayaking in the San Juan Islands. Dane has a lifelong passion for rigorous place-based education. He believes great opportunity comes through bridging across business and education, between field and classroom education, between digital and in-person learning, and learning across cultures.
Terry was raised in Northern Colorado and earned a dual Bachelors of Arts in Geography/Education at Utah State University. Terry taught middle school for eight years, honing her skills as both an educator and a field trip guru. She's also a fluent Spanish speaker, opening the door to more bilingual students in Nature Knowledge programs.