Meet Our Wild Child NS Team

   ASHLEY, BA Psychology, Level 3 Early Childhood Educator, Forest & Nature Practitioner, Wilderness Remote First Aid Certified & Mental Health First Aid


Ashley standing in a forest in the fall.
Nature Name: Bumble Bee

Ashley grew up in a military home and spent most of her adolescent years moving around Central and Atlantic Canada. Her dad retired and moved their family to Nova Scotia where her appreciation for nature and all living things began to flourish.

Ashley attended Carleton University in Ottawa and holds a BA in Psychology. She is a level 3 early childhood educator and has been working in the childcare field since 2016. Ashley has also completed her Forest and Nature Practitioners course through Child and Nature Alliance Canada.

Once the pandemic hit, her love for outdoor play really began to grow. Building forts, using tools, and climbing trees, made Ashley eager to purse her education in outdoor risky play. 

Ashley is a strong advocate for outdoor risky play and knows firsthand the benefits Forest School and nature has on ADHD and anxiety. Her goal is to be able to offer a safe space for children to do all the fun things, in a supportive and natural environment.

Ashley is happily married and has two kids, who keep her on her toes – a pup named Penny and a kitty named Izzy. Ashley enjoys taking on new projects and expanding her knowledge base. She likes to spend time with her family and volunteer in and around her community.

EMMA, BEd, Bachelor of Environmental Studies, Diploma in Ecological Restoration and Rehabilitation, Bronze Cross (NLS), Standard First Aid and CPR C Certified 

EDUCATOR – Kjipuktuk (HMR)

Emma holding a handful of raspberried in the forest

Nature Name: Moss

JACOB, High School Student


Jacob high up in a White Pine tree

Nature Name: Dog

ANNE, High School Student, Standard First Aid and CPR C Certified, Bronze Cross


Nature Name: Naked Mole Rat

BRYANNA, BSC BIOCHEM, Forest & Nature Practitioner, Wilderness Remote First Aid Certified & Mental Health First Aid

EDUCATOR, Kespukwitk (South Shore)

Bryanna siting in front of a stream with tress along the bank.
Nature Name: Flurry

Bryanna (she/her) has lived as a guest on unceded, un-surrendered Mi’kma’ki all of her life and is grateful to be a treaty person of the land she lives and play on.

Bryanna grew up on the Nepisiguit River in Northern NB and she really only started becoming passionate about the outdoors when she began spending her summers at Camp Glenburn. Every year Bryanna looked forward to meeting new friends in the forest without technology: storytelling, and learning outdoor survival skills in a welcoming and creative environment. That’s why Bryanna loves forest school so much! Bryanna studied Biochemistry/Chemistry in University and has recently received her Forest School Canada Practitioner Certificate.

Currently Bryanna lives on a farm/homestead in Kespukwitk, Mi’kma’ki (South Shore, NS) and enjoys: foraging, hunting, hiking, building things, playing music, and spending time with friends outdoors.


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