WHO WE ARE

The Forest School Foundation is a 100% volunteer-led organization. Our Board of Directors includes talented professionals from a variety of backgrounds and locations, all working together to promote the mission of forest school advocacy and awareness.

President

Terri Singer

IMG_0973_edited_edited_edited.png

With over 30 years’ experience as a CPA, numerous board nonprofit leadership positions, and a passion for early childcare education, Terri has embraced the Forest School Foundation, and North Carolina, with open arms. In her spare time Terri enjoys travel, hiking, photography, mixology, and being a mother and grandmother of two.

Secretary

Maitland Demos

Symmetry_BrenPhotography_011_edited_edit

Maitland has a background in Environmental Sciences and Finance/Insurance. As a full-time working mom, she enjoys spending her free time with her family and animals on her homestead right outside of Asheville, NC. Maitland feels grateful to give back to the children in her community by combining her passions and knowledge with the Foundation.

Fundraising Chair

Clare Long

carriganandadirondaks08%20058_edited_edi

Clare's varied public service experience includes volunteer and community outreach as well as conservation education, historic interpretation and naturalist training and facilitation for the National Forest Service and across our nation's public lands. Clare currently resides in New Hampshire and serves the board in a remote capacity.

Vice President

Michael Torres

Michael Torres Forest School Foundation

Dr. Torres has worked as an educator and biochemist since 1970, devoting his career to teaching and research in higher education in the US and abroad. Now retired, Michael pursues his passion for travel, photography and the natural world.  In 2016 he helped to establish the Forest School Foundation in Asheville, NC.

Communications

Chair

Erin Bowers

Erin%20Bowers_edited_edited.png

Erin is a dual-certified environmental educator turned digital marketer and wellness coach. As a lifelong conservationist and new mom, she is passionate about getting kids outdoors so they can develop their fullest potential and become future stewards of the earth. She enjoys sharing this passion through visual and written communications.

Strategic Advisor

Kenan Hopkins

Kenan_Hopkins.png

Kenan is an established entrepreneur, coach, speaker and author. As the founder of several tech start-ups, he is passionate about innovative solutions and growth for both for-profit and non-profit entities supported by strong customer service, company culture and employee satisfaction. 

School Director

Kathryn Long

shelfie%2520-%2520Edited1_edited_edited.

Kathryn is a co-founder of the Forest School Foundation and its premier Growing Wild Forest School. Her vast experience in early childhood education and forest school training through the Academy of Forest Kindergarten Teachers has gifted her with the opportunity to support young learners in their  intrinsic belonging to their human communities and to their natural world.

Multi-Media Specialist

Daniel De Wit

Daniel_deWit_Headshot_Nov2019_edited_edi

Daniel is a multi-media artist and designer with a passion for all things 'green' - from gardening and architecture to  outdoor education and climate activism. His specialty  in video production will assist Growing Wild Forest School in communicating the spirit and stories of forest school to new audiences.

To learn more about the educational and administrative staff we work with, please visit the Growing Wild Forest School.

Interested in getting involved with our team? Check out our current volunteer opportunities.

  • Instagram
  • Black Twitter Icon
  • Black LinkedIn Icon

info@theforestschoolfoundation.org | Asheville NC

©2020 by Forest School Foundation

Photos by Andy Wickstrom Website by Damselfly Digital