Julia grew up near the shores of the Chesapeake Bay in Lexington Park, Maryland. She played, explored, and used her imagination outdoors almost every day. Her life-long connection with nature has benefited her in mind, body, and soul. She loves providing opportunities for others to make outdoor, wonder-filled connections as well.
Julia has taught first grade, facilitated team-building programs, instructed environmental education field trips, and led nature connection programs for teens and youth. She has also taken advantage of the skills she learned at Wilderness Awareness School by leading week-long survival skills camps. In 2014, she completed her Master’s Degree in Education-Curriculum & Instruction-Science Education with a practicum in Education for Environment and Community through the University of Washington. She is excited to bring her gifts and passions to her home county.
Master’s in Education-Curriculum and Instruction-Science Education
University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Wilderness Awareness School, Year-Long Adult Program
Anake Outdoor School, Duvall, WA
Bachelor of Science-Elementary Education
Salisbury State University, Salisbury, MD
*Maryland Educator Certificate: Professional Eligibility Certificate
Elementary Education 1-6
Early Childhood Education PreK- 3
Administered by Maryland State Department of Education
*Education for Environment and Community
Awarded by IslandWood & University of Washington
*Wilderness First Responder, current since 2011
Administered by Wilderness Medical Associates, recertification by Wilderness Medicine Institute