CHOOSE YOUR OWN VOLUNTEER NATURALIST!
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Joel Robinson LOCATION: Silverado Canyon, California

The founder, executive director and head naturalist of our charity. He enjoys organizing natural and cultural history activities, playing musical instruments, foraging for food, barefooting, researching his heritage and spending time with his family.

SKILLS/INTERESTS: Foraging, Ethnobotany (plant uses), Primitive Skills (friction fire, shelter building, etc.), Barefooting, Storytelling, Musical Performance, Living History Reenactment, Permaculture, Livestock Management, Habitat Restoration

LANGUAGES: English, Español basico (Basic Spanish), Cymraeg sylfaenol (Basic Welsh), Basic Tongva

714-649-9084

jrobinson AT naturalist-for-you DOT org

Leslie & Sydney Robinson LOCATION: Silverado Canyon, California

Leslie is a teacher's aid (wife of Joel Robinson) and Sydney (daughter of Leslie & Joel) is a student of life. They enjoy dance (especially ballet), wildlife watching (especially birds), reading books, family outings, rural life, playing music, preparing meals and taking care of chickens. Leslie helps manage our Instagram and Facebook accounts.

SKILLS/INTERESTS: Natural History, Cultural History, Plants, Birds, Farm Animals, Dance, Literature, Social Media

LANGUAGES: English, Español basico (Basic Spanish), Cymraeg sylfaenol (Basic Welsh), Basic Tongva

714-280-5469

leslierobinson462 AT gmail DOT com
Julia Markey LOCATION: Anaheim, California

A teacher's aid. She enjoys family bird walks, bug lighting events, film discussions, illustration, fan fiction and spending time with her family. She helps manage our Instagram and Facebook accounts.

SKILLS/INTERESTS: Birds, Bugs, Art, Nature Photography, Social Media, Comedy

LANGUAGES: English

714-678-8705

juliabohemian AT aol DOT com

Dawn Robinette LOCATION: Orange, California

A nature school educator for elementary aged students, especially homeschoolers. Other than spending time frolicking about in nature with children, she enjoys running daily as the sun rises, spending time in Wisconsin, seeing and learning about the world from the perspective of a child through homeschooling, playing with her two beagles, camping and meeting new people.

SKILLS/INTERESTS: Foraging, Primitive Skills, Storytelling, Teaching Children, Architecture, Animals, Horseback Riding, Yoga

LANGUAGES: English

714-618-8925

awnrobinette AT me DOT com
Chase Brown LOCATION: Rancho Santa Margarita, California

An educator. He enjoys barefooting, Morris dancing, climbing trees, foraging for food, studying languages and teaching children.

SKILLS/INTERESTS: Ethnobotany (plant uses), Linguistics, Foraging, Permaculture, Wildlife Tracking, Tree Climbing, Primitive Skills (friction fire, shelter building, etc.), Morris Dancing, Teaching Children

LANGUAGES: English, Español basico (Basic Spanish), Basic Tongva

949-584-3485

stopitchase AT gmail DOT com

Rami Anabtawi LOCATION: Dana Point, California

A licensed nurse who is pursuing a master's degree in psychology. He LOVES love. He volunteers for friends that facilitate nature connection. He dreams of barefoot hunter-gatherers.

SKILLS/INTERESTS: Foraging, Ethnobotany (plant uses), Primitive Skills (friction fire, shelter building, etc.), Barefooting, Tracking, Improv

LANGUAGES: English, Arabic

415-608-9044

anabtawirami AT gmail DOT com
Ryan Fawley LOCATION: Silverado Canyon, California

Owner of EMF Mitigators, a company that helps people avoid the harmful effects of electromagnetic radiation. He is a musician and drummer for Tommy Carns and the Brother Jonathan. He has a deep connection to the land and history of Southern California. He is dedicated to sharing his specialized knowledge and experiences with others in hopes that it will help us all to glow a little brighter.

SKILLS/INTERESTS: Metaphysics, Natural Law, Ancient Society, Ancient Religion, Etymology, Local/Ancient Folklore, Geology, Ethnobotany, Horticulture, Music Performance/Instruction (Drums/Percussion, Guitar, Banjo).

LANGUAGES: English

949-356-0110

ryan AT emfmitigators DOT com
Jarrod Comstock LOCATION: Perris, California

A member of the San Diego Tracking Team (SDTT). He enjoys rock climbing, hiking, teaching, playing music and developing his understanding of everything around him.

SKILLS/INTERESTS: Botany, Primitive Skills (friction fire, shelter building, etc.), Tracking, Meteorology, Geology, Psychology

LANGUAGES: English

951-464-7515

jarrod_comstock AT yahoo DOT com
Steffan Miller LOCATION: Orange, California

An all around swell guy. He enjoys night hikes, indigenous life ways and learning new things.

SKILLS/INTERESTS: Ethnobotany (plant uses), Wildlife Tracking, Primitive Skills (fricton fire, shelter building, etc.)

LANGUAGES: English

949-212-5991

steffan_miller AT hotmail DOT com
Jenessa Stemke LOCATION: San Jose, California

A plant biologist and horticulturist. She enjoys foraging, growing produce, studying meteorogy, snowshoeing, observing desert wildflowers and cycling long distances.

SKILLS/INTERESTS: Botany, Foraging, Permaculture, Sustainability, Cycling

LANGUAGES: English, Español (Spanish), Français (French)

828-475-2689

jenessa.stemke AT gmail DOT com
Julie Garner LOCATION: Orange, California

A paralegal for State Farm Insurance. She enjoys being outside, working with inner-city youth and taking time to appreciate her surroundings.

SKILLS/INTERESTS: Natural History, Cultural History, Sierra Club - Inner City Outings, Arts, International Travel

LANGUAGES: English

714-335-1579

avtrix AT sbcglobal DOT net

John Smith LOCATION: Rancho Santa Margarita, California

A retired tech professional. He enjoys hiking to waterfalls, visiting old mines, removing graffiti and litter, playing Native American flute and making new friends.

SKILLS/INTERESTS: Botany, Cultural History (Mines), Waterfalls, Geology, Stewardship (Graffiti Removal), Wildlife Tracking

LANGUAGES: English

949-466-4630

johns AT savoury DOT net

Scott Keltic Knot LOCATION: Trabuco Canyon, California

An activist, High School AP Spanish teacher and conscious hip hop artist. Listen: “Turn off the Sprinklers!” He is a member of the Tonantzin Collective.

SKILLS/INTERESTS: Ethnobotany (plant uses), Cultural History, Permaculture, Self Defense, Social Justice, Conscious Hip Hop

LANGUAGES: English, Español (Spanish), Cymraeg sylfaenol (Basic Welsh)

714-381-5331

scottkelticknot AT gmail DOT com

Adam Fanello LOCATION: Silverado Canyon, California

A professional in the tech industry. He enjoys spending time with his family, square dancing, walks in Silverado, taking care of chickens and natural silence.

SKILLS/INTERESTS: Natural History, Dance

LANGUAGES: English

714-900-2096

adam AT fanello DOT net
Dan Spurgeon LOCATION: Altadena, California

A hospice and palliative care physician and writer. He enjoys mindfulness meditation, visiting waterfalls and playing music. He is board president of our charity.

SKILLS/INTERESTS: Natural History, Hospice/Palliative Care, Writing, Mindfulness Meditation, Positive Care Act

LANGUAGES: English

323-422-8341

Daniel.R.Spurgeon AT gmail DOT com

R.J. Schwictenberg LOCATION: Tustin, California

A landscape maintenance supervisor in the City of Irvine. He enjoys growing produce, cultivating community and exploring nature. He is treasurer of our charity.

SKILLS/INTERESTS: Ethnobotany (plant uses), Natural History, Cultural History, Permaculture, Drum Circles, Fungi, Social Justice

LANGUAGES: English

657-500-1030

efgreen.1 AT juno DOT com

Kirk Pickler LOCATION: Fullerton, California

An art tech at Cypress College. He enjoys playing music, building experimental musical instruments, sculpting, backpacking, beekeeping, spending time with his wife and cat, native plant landscaping and growing produce.

SKILLS/INTERESTS: Birding, Ethnobotany, Habitat Restoration, Natural History, Cultural History, Permaculture, Music, Art, Living History Reenactment

LANGUAGES: English, Español basico (Basic Spanish)

714-366-0286

woodouse AT gmail DOT com
Patrick Mitchell LOCATION: Norco, California

A farm supervisor at Wayside Farm School in Castaic and author of the Santa Ana River Guide and Santa Ana Mountain History, Habitat & Hikes. He enjoys backpacking, spending time with his family and farming. He is secretary of our charity.

SKILLS/INTERESTS: Habitat Restoration, Botany, Natural History, Cultural History, Farming, Livestock Management, Writing

LANGUAGES: English

951-905-8808

p.mitchell67 AT yahoo DOT com

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