Natalia Brightwood

Founder & Program Director Mystic’s Guild Master 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…

Aidoneus Bishop

Executive Director & Wilderness Guide Companion’s Guild Master Aidoneus 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,…

Michael McCurdy

Bard’s Guild Master Michael McCurdy is a Musician and Educator who has made it his life mission to pass on the love he has had for music and the arts since his own childhood in Portland, Oregon. He decided to become a drummer at…

Pan Greenwood

Ranger’s Guild Journeyman Scout Leader When the world is infused with magic, and our hours are edged in awe, how can we do less than treat the wilds with respect? Pan is native to the peninsula, and grew up on a little homestead nestled…

Eli Rusk

Forest School Mentor Born and raised in Kingston, Washington, Eli has had a love for the outdoors and adventure his whole life. He grew up reading Eragon, The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Dune, and many other high narratives that transformed the way…

Melissa Bell Sarlo

Forest School Mentor I am here because I am (and have been) witnessing the inner growth of a child who is a continuing and connective part of WildWise. I am here because, as a mama, I believe in deliberate connection and tireless repetition of…

Madrona Eickmeyer

Crofter’s Guild Journeyman Scout Leader 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…

Drake Croman

WoodSprites & Rite of Passage Apprentice

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…

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.