Ted Packard has been sharing his love of Nature with others his whole life. Grown in Virginia, Ted spent his formative years following fox trails and catching crayfish. This led to eating wild greens, followed by wild mushrooms. After getting a Bachelor’s degree in History and a Master’s degree in Education, he spent two years travelling the East Coast playing music and exploring as many ecosystems as he could. In 2011 he moved to Washington and completed the Wilderness Certification Program at Alderleaf Wilderness College. After volunteering at Quiet Heart’s OWLE camp and working at summer camps with Wilderness Awareness School, he knew he had found the sort of Education that he felt lacking in public schools. Spending a year immersed in the Northwest woods has left him profoundly grateful for the chance to be so near to so many incredible animals, plants, and mentors of all kinds. He is passionate about the sharing of stories, music, art, games, yoga, basket making, primitive skills, and feeding the passion in others. He is so grateful for this chance to share in the growth of new skills and meaningful ties with the Earth.