Elder, Coyote’s Guide co-author, Geology and Tracking Specialist
Ellen has been a mainstay of Wilderness Awareness School for over 20 years. She was instrumental in helping Jon Young move the organization to Washington State in 1995 and has been involved on staff, on the board of directors, and as co-author of Coyote’s Guide to Connecting with Nature. With The Immersion, she will be a frequent presence, very interested in where you come from how you will apply what you’re learning, accompanying the class on the Oregon Dunes trip as a co-learning-tracker, and on the Eastern Washington trip as guest instructor teaching about the magnificent geological story of the Pacific Northwest. Ellen also serves on the Wilderness Awareness Schools Elders Council.
Formerly, she was a Pennsylvanian, educated in Berkeley in the 60’s, and taught private school in New York City in the 70’s. After locating deliberately in Seattle, Ellen had a long career of teaching Writing, Religion, and Nature at the high school and college level. This year, she is a student in the Wildlife Tracking Intensive and she is an avid geologist, passionate about Washington State’s lava formations — and charmed by tracking rocks worldwide, amongst other natural wonders.