Brooks is a Business Owner and Head Teacher at Coastal Kiddos. She graduated UC Santa Cruz with a degree in Environmental Studies with a concentration in Agroecology. Brooks' focus of interest is the interconnectedness between all living things and sharing that curiosity and passion with the world to create a more sustainable future. Brooks enjoys connecting with her community by sharing meals grown in her garden. When she is not teaching or cooking, you can find her swimming in the ocean or dancing with her friends at festivals. Her favorite animal is the Killer Whale.
Kiera is a San Diego County Native with a degree in Environmental Studies from UC Santa Cruz. There, she deepened her passion for sustainability, agroecology, love for the outdoors and travel. While in school Kiera studied and interned at the campus farm, as well as taught elementary kids about the wonders of growing their own food. Kiera spent her last semester studying abroad in Costa Rica where she conducted research testing the efficacy of growing produce in hydroponics in efforts to help mitigate food insecurity in the area. Her favorite animal is the Red Tailed Hawk.
Fiona grew up loving the outdoors in Santa Cruz, California. She graduated from San Francisco State University with a degree in Recreation, Parks, & Tourism Administration. She has experience working in California and abroad in the fields of habitat restoration and conservation, sustainable agriculture, and gardening. She is passionate about connecting kids to the beauty and importance of nature and learning alongside their creative minds. She enjoys road tripping with her partner and dog, swimming in the ocean, taking film photos, and seeing live music. Her favorite animal is the Sea
Chynna grew up near The Great Smoky Mountains National Park and obtained her B.S. Outdoor Recreation Management from The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She had a longing for exploration and went on to pursue her M.Ed. in Sport and Outdoor Recreation Management at The University of Nevada, Las Vegas before moving to Oceanside, California. She has a have a passion for sharing the power of the outdoors with others and traveling. Her favorite animal is a worm.