Colin is the Calgary Forest Educator for Inside Education, he also works with our partner organization Work Wild on forestry career education. Colin has always loved spending time outside and in Alberta’s forests. Colin attended Mount Royal University and earned a Bachelor of Applied Ecotourism and Outdoor Leadership. Through university, he found his passion for inspiring young people and taking them outside. Nowadays when he isn’t learning with kids in the forest you can find Colin gardening, fly fishing, skiing, or riding one of his numerous bikes – road, mountain, cyclocross, he does it all!
Steve has worked for Inside Education for most of his professional life, after spending his earlier years as a classroom teacher. Steve’s career has seen lots of ’firsts’ - first Inside Education Educator hired, opened our first Calgary office in 1997, and Steve led our first student outdoor education field trip. He was appointed Executive Director in 2006, the first ED after our Founder, Jim Martin. Steve’s other full-time job is looking after two giant dogs and running them through the mountains of the East Kootenays in BC.
- 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award - Alberta Emerald Foundation
- Director - Alberta Capital Airshed
Natalie is an educator out of the Edmonton office and her professional passion is sharing her excitement about nature with students! She has a background in Conservation Biology and Secondary Education and has found her dream job in a place where she can be the fun class guest and teach the topics she loves the most. Born and raised in Alberta, Natalie loves the summer in Edmonton, cats, camping, and knitting, and her favourite field trip activity is pond dipping!
We have our roots in forest education, which brought Laura to our door. Laura is an impressive and competent educator, completing her double Masters in both environmental management at UNB, and science in forestry and agriculture at the University of Eastern Finland. She is a leader, mentor and teacher in both team sports and the classroom. Laura brings a unique perspective and depth of experience to our part of the woods.
- Member-at-large on the Athabasca Watershed Council
- Laurier Heights Food Forest Steering Committee Co-Chair
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