Youth Program Instructor
Village, Community School, Wild Within 1
Growing up in an off-the-grid cabin, Manon has been immersed in nature from a young age. She began connecting with it more intentionally in her teens, as a student in Wilderness Awareness School’s Community School. Since then, she has studied botany and environmental education at The Evergreen State College, graduated from the Anake Program and the second-year Anake Leadership Program (Nature Instructor Training), and worked for numerous nature-connection organizations. Manon is intensely passionate about blending into the landscape, and wild plants. She also really likes friction fire, and witnessing humans as they investigate the wild places inside of themselves, as well as outside. Sometimes Manon sheds her nature mentor skin and transforms into a yoga teacher, runner, and CrossFit athlete. Movement reminds her that her own body is the most constantly accessible wild animal she can interact with.