Terri grew up close to the Rocky Mountains and has done extensive hiking and biking through the many trails it has to offer. She loved being out in nature so much that she went to school for Outdoor Education and Adventure Tourism so she could get paid to play outside everyday. She even studied in Norway for a period of time, learning about Friluftslive which translates “open air living” or the love of outdoor living. When she is not outside seeking out adventures you can find her in her garden, trying out new hydroponic techniques, or practicing American Sign Language.
- Diploma - Adventure Tourism Outdoor Recreation
- Certificate - Level 3 ASL
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
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!
Braeden graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Natural Sciences and Bachelor of Education in Secondary Science from the University of Calgary. With Braeden’s science classroom teaching experience, he strives to bring relevant hands-on learning opportunities to students and teachers alike. He loves “light-bulb moments” from students and encourages everyone to make authentic connections with the real world. Recently, Braeden has joined the Energy and Climate Team with Inside Education, and has been instrumental in leading the C.A.R.S. Air Quality Monitoring Program for numerous schools across the province.
Director - Calgary Region Airshed Zone
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 is proud and humbled to have been awarded two prestigious awards in 2022: The Alberta Emerald Lifetime Achievement Award and the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Medal.
Steve’s other full-time job is wrangling and basically waiting hand-and-foot on two giant dogs.
- Director - Alberta Capital Airshed