Foraging Teacher

Naturalist for You



A barefoot, bearded mountain man from Southern California who tells stories, forages and plays mandolin and fiddle. He is the founder, executive director and head naturalist of Naturalist For You, an environmental education charity. He has guided thousands of curious individuals on professional wilderness tours since 2001. Many organizations and agencies have utilized his talents, including the US Forest Service, Audubon Society, The Nature Conservancy, NRDC, The Wildlands Conservancy, the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy, Los Padres Forest Association, Silverado Modjeska Park & Recreation District, Santa Ana Mountains Wild Heritage Project, City of Santa Ana, City of Lake Forest, and Orange County Department of Education. He is a Certified Interpretive Guide with the National Association for Interpretation. He writes an environmental blog for OC Weekly. He has been seen on Public Television, Nat Geo Wild, The Travel Channel, The Learning Channel and Syfy Network. His mission is to connect everyone to local wilderness in an effort to raise the level of environmental awareness and stewardship.

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