Natalia Brightwood

WildWise School Founder & Program Director Natalia Brightwood is an Environmental Educator and Mentor who has dedicated her life and career to Wilderness Protection and Education, with a passion for guiding and mentoring personal connections to the Earth. Natalia began learning about wild edible…

Aidoneus Bishop

Executive Director & Wilderness Guide M.G. Aidoneus “Aidon” Bishop, is a Pite Sámi wilderness guide, outdoor educator, and rite of passage facilitator. A trauma-informed educator, father of six, former Boy Scout Leader, United States Marine, chef, entrepreneur, restaurateur, Information Technology Executive, and Engineer, Aidoneus…

Justin Lake

Instructor “When we assume the role of the character we see in ourselves, we reveal the inner most longing of our soul. Through roleplaying, we cast aside our inhibitions and become the hero we truly are. We are then set free to live out…

Jakob Ledbetter

Instructor Born and raised in Georgia, Jakob Ledbetter grew up exploring the beautiful blue ridge mountains of Southern Appalachia. Heeding the call of the Earth, Jakob embarked upon a MA in Ecopsychology at Naropa University. While completing his masters, Jakob worked as a personal…

Pan Greenwood

Instructor Pan grew up without electricity or running water on the edge of a thousand acres of forest. He grew up watching all manner of woodland creatures and learning the plants around his home. His childhood adventures include accidentally hitting a cougar over the…

Annie Humiston

Instructor Annie Humiston has been a life long horticulturist, working in the industry for 23 years. Her focus is on integrated pest management. She is a bee keeper and loves the bugs.

Madrona Eickmeyer

Mentor Madrona has been with WildWise School from it’s very founding, first as a student in the Adventure Scout program and has spent the last three years as an apprentice for WoodSprites, Adventure Scouts, and Summer Camps.   She is excited to be coming on…

Drake Croman

WoodSprites Apprentice