Megan Rock is the Coordinator of APU’s Louise's Farm School. She received her B.A. in Environmental Studies from Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. She has taught elementary school in Taiwan, Canada, and here in the valley for the Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District. Megan also has experience in elementary curriculum development, sustainable building seminar facilitation, community outreach initiatives, and in directed learning for specific frameworks such as corporate social responsibility. Megan has a passion for early childhood environmental education, straw bale building, local, organic and fairly traded foods, hiking, skijoring, speaking French and cooking. Contact Megan at mmailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Alexandra Wilson is a graduate student in APU's MSOEE program, lead instructor for the Magpies and Natural Numbers and Nouns at LFS, and the program coordinator intern for FIELD school. She is relatively new to Alaska and the Palmer area, having spent her childhood in Minnesota before getting her B.A. in English Literature and Environmental Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. While in Madison, she worked as a naturalist at the Aldo Leopold Nature Center and as a farmhand on a small organic farm. After graduating she spent time in South Korea teaching English to rural middle school students. Her love of teaching and the environment brought her to Alaska to pursue her degree, and she is very much looking forward to working with the students, staff, community members and parents who enjoy Spring Creek Farm. In her free time, she enjoys back packing, rock climbing, cooking, doing yoga and re-purposing old "junk". Contact Alex at email@example.com
Gil Carr is a graduate student at APU pursuing his Master of Science in Outdoor and Environmental Education degree, assistant instructor for the Eagles at LFS, and Spring Creek Farm's Operations Manager. Originally from western New York, he studied architecture and environmental science at Hobart College. He has previously worked for a green building company, a team building and rock climbing center, and in a corporate environment. Some of his fondest experiences come from working for the Scouts at their national base in New Mexico, thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail, and also working as an instructor with the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS). He likes backpacking, kayaking, rock and ice climbing, reading books, spending time in cabins in the woods, cooking, and building/making things. He's excited be in Alaska with APU and enjoys teaching at Louise's Farm School! Contact Gil at firstname.lastname@example.org
Amanda Hull is the Farm Manager for Spring Creek Farm as well as our assistant instructor in the Chickadee program. She received a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Natural Resources and Environmental Science from Purdue University in Indiana. After college, she utilized what she learned in Soil Science classes and enrolled in the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association's (MOFGA) apprenticeship program. She was lucky to have dedicated mentors during that experience. Since then she's farmed in California and most recently off the coast of Washington state on Lummi Island, growing food for a gourmet restaurant. On her off time she enjoys getting creative in the kitchen, yoga, rock climbing, and dancing. She's excited for a new agricultural experience in Alaska! Please contact Amanda, at email@example.com, for info on joining the CSA or any other questions you may have regarding produce sales.
Marc Much is a graduate student in APU's MSOEE program. He is also one of the assistant instructors for Louise's Farm School, an instructor and coordinator for FIELD school and our unofficial resident photographer. Marc grew up in Wisconsin and has a bachelor's degree in forestry. He has lived in Alaska for 8 years, spending much of his time with the forestry service in southeast Alaska. In his free time, Marc's adventurous spirit brings him all over Alaska and the world, taking photographs, hunting, fishing and enjoying the beauty of nature around him. He also enjoys cross country skiing, investigating subsistence lifestyles, creating delicious meals from the bounties of his hunting and fishing trips and sharing his experiences with others. He enjoys teaching people of all ages and is excited to work with all of the eager learners at Spring Creek Farm. Contact Marc at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Betsy Rogers is the Natural Numbers and Nouns assistant instructor at Louise’s Farm schooland a graduate student in APU’s Master of Science in Outdoor and Environmental Education program. Growing up in coastal Georgia, she spent her formative years on Georgia’s beaches, islands, and estuaries. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, Georgia, where her undergraduate research focused on juvenile and larval fish. From teaching in a Geechee community on Sapelo Island, Georgia to working with an Unangan village on the Aleutian Islands, she has had experience in environmental education on both coasts and in a few different cultures. In her previous work as an educator, keeper, and handler for the Alaska Raptor Center in Sitka, Alaska, she developed an interest in birds, which still plays a big part of her life. In her spare time, she birds, hikes, skis, helps out on the farm, does art, and assists with an owl banding program. Contact Betsy at email@example.com
Caitlin Marine is a graduate student in the Outdoor and Environmental Education program at APU and the lead instructor for the Owls at Louise's Farm School. Caitlin grew up in Minnesota, earning a bachelor’s degree in Biology from St. Olaf College. She was a Fulbright scholar in Norway researching grouse habitats, taking classes in Nature Management, writing a book about her adventures and volunteering with the local Nordic ski club. She has also lived in Boulder, Colorado where she taught elementary programming at an organic community garden. In her free time, Caitlin enjoys cycling, running, swimming, backpacking, reading books, cooking, learning other languages, and speaking Norwegian. This winter she would like to get involved in biathlon and telemark skiing. Contact Caitlin at: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Clif McIntosh is a graduate student in APU's MSOEE program and lead instructor for the Eagles at LFS. New to Alaska, he grew up on a farm in Missouri and received a B.S. in Corporate Recreation and Wellness from Northwest Missouri State University. For the past 6 years he has traveled the