Rachel is the Community Programs Manager at Walking Mountains. She manages the Mountain Discovery Center in Avon, and a seasonal group of Naturalist Interns who lead Nature Walks, Campfire Programs, and Wildflower Walks for visitors from all over the country. Rachel coordinates nature-based programs in 35 public preschool classrooms and loves connecting young learners and their grownups with nature.
Rachel’s childhood love for the outdoors inspired her to pursue a degree in Ecology and Environmental Biology at the University of Colorado Boulder. Since graduating in 2017, she has taught preschool in Vermont, been the Outdoor Specialist at the Children’s Museum of Denver, and dressed in historical clothing to teach children about the past at the Plains Conservation Center. Play, adventure, and exploration are important components of Rachel’s teaching philosophy.
In her free time Rachel loves to explore the mountains on her bike and skis, and cuddle with her pet rabbit, Bunbun.