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President of the Board 

Jenn has a degree in Early Care and Education and works as a Reggio teacher in Columbia, MO. Her passion for both loose parts and the great outdoors guided her towards the forest school pedagogy.  Jenn founded Wild Tykes in 2019 and loves supporting the vision as it grows. 



Secretary of the Board

Rachel has a degree in Child Development and a love of the forest.  She believes in the importance of children and adults alike fostering a relationship with their natural surroundings. Rachel loves to support children as they face natural challenges and problem solve their way though wild spaces.  In addition to being Secretary of the Board, Rachel is also a volunteer educator for Wild Tykes events. 



Treasurer of the Board 

Elise started attending Wild Tykes events with her spunky two year old daughter. They both fell in love with nature play and became invested in our mission. Elise has ten years experience in the financial industry and currently works as a Wealth Planning Director in St. Louis, MO. 



Volunteer Educator 

Meghan has a degree in education and has a passion for kids of trauma. She hopes to find ways of integrating nature with recovery.

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