Lauren is a co-founder of the Weaving Earth Center for Relational Education and serves as its Director. She co-facilitates the WE Immersion, works with a variety of teen and youth groups and consults widely with organizations and communities. As a designer, educator, wilderness guide and community facilitator, Lauren is dedicated to creating abundant, healthy and regenerative communities where people live in reciprocal relationships with the land and one another.
Dave is a co-founder of the Weaving Earth Center for Relational Education. He co-facilitates the WE Immersion, provides 1-on-1 mentoring services, consults with community organizations and works with a variety of teen groups in wild places. Dave is a patient mentor and brings his love of the earth, humanity, creativity and possibility into everything he does.
Will is a co-founder of the Weaving Earth Center for Relational Education. He co-facilitates the WE Immersion and is a teacher, naturalist, wilderness guide, designer, and longtime student of the human-nature relationship. Will’s interests and passions have always been at the edges and confluences of ecological resiliency, human development, social justice and community competency.
Sam wears several hats at Weaving Earth: He is staff for the WE Immersion, works with a variety of youth and teen programs, and is the Senior Staff Writer. Sam grew up amidst concrete and chain link but fell hopefully in love with wilderness on the rocky shore of California’s Papoose Lake. He is a wilderness first responder and an apprentice to music, martial arts, myth and the manifold beauty of wild things.
Ida Rotto works with the 7-12 year old cohort in the Wild Tenders youth program. She has completed three years of the Weaving Earth adult immersion. With passion for supporting the exploration of honest self-expression, Ida is a lover of music and a playful student of the wild. She is committed to the journey of […]
Amelea works with the 5-6 year old cohort of the Wild Tenders youth program. She has completed 2 years of the Weaving Earth Immersion. For the past 10 years, Amelea has worked with youth to deepen their awareness of the environment, nature connection, gardening, food and nutrition. She has studied theatre, dance and art education, […]
Katie works with the 7-12 year old cohort of the Wild Tenders youth program. She has completed 1 year of the Weaving Earth Immersion. Katie found belonging with nature and people on childhood canoe trips in the north woods of Minnesota and Canada, where she fell in love with herself, the land, and the creatures […]
Tara works with the 5-6 year old cohort of the Wild Tenders youth program. She has completed 2 years of the Weaving Earth Immersion. Tara is committed to honoring transitions, to deep listening, to curiosity and to play. She cares immensely about supporting young people to follow their innate knowing, to develop healthy self-expression, and […]
Will Nissen works with the 7-12 year old cohort in the Wild Tenders youth program. He has completed three years of the Weaving Earth adult immersion. When Will looks back on his childhood, he is deeply grateful for the countless hours he spent playing outside. Will loves how play deepens and expands relationships and sparks […]
In 2012 Kate founded Walking Water—a pilgrimage with the waters—as a way to inspire us to be in community, in relation with the waters and the places we live and ultimately to experience the huge potential we all have to create change. Walking Water already has a strong global following and is seen as a model in social action. Kate is a member of the Beyond Boundaries team, a Council carrier and community consultant and has recently joined the Weaving Earth team in California.