Mary Jane is a Program Coordinator for Wild Earth Wilderness School in High Falls, NY where she started a nature-based art program in 2012. She is a NYS Certified art teacher who has taught in public and private settings for over 15 years. She received her Masters in Printmaking from SUNY New Paltz and had additional art and teacher training at Lincoln Center, NYC , Middlesex Polytechnic, London and Bates Worldwide, Budapest. She also co-founded From the Ground Up, A Wellness Program with its Roots in the Garden, in Stone Ridge, NY. She loves traveling to experience world cultures and has a passion for bringing art and place-based nature experiences to children in the Hudson Valley, including her own two teenage boys.