Caitlin (she/her), a multi-talented queer leader, traveled the world and honed her business skills before her introduction to tracking, bird language, plant medicine, shelter building, scout skills, and off-grid living in 2014, when she lived and worked at the Maine Primitive Skills School. She has been instrumental in the creation and continuance of The Wildwood Path since it’s inception and is a regular guest mentor as well as a community cross-pollinator and digital wizard. An advocate of self-directed education and anti-oppression changework, her teaching weaves together Joanna Macy’s The Work that Reconnects and Bill Plotkin’s Wild Mind model with expeditions, naturalist skills, and nature connection practices. Caitlin has completed a graduate certificate in Ecopsychology, is being mentored through Animas Institute in facilitating the work of Bill Plotkin and is a UMaine graduate student studying Peace and Reconciliation. She is also a Forest Therapy Guide, and works locally leading place-based self directed learning programs for youth with White Ash Learning Cooperative. Caitlin also practices and teaches permaculture and yoga, and is a treasure trove of enthusiasm and skill in support of nature connection! When she is not working Caitlin enjoys exploring the woods, following animal trails, making medicine, foraging food, creating art, running barefoot and dancing.