Jill has been a naturalist from day one. She was raised in rural Minnesota where she and her siblings would roam and explore their family’s land. The natural world had such a powerful impact on her as a young person that she attended the University of Minnesota and earned a B.S. in Environmental Education and Forestry so she could foster the love of our natural world in others. Over the last 20 years she’s held naturalist positions at Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, The Raptor Center, Minnesota Children’s Museum, and Three Rivers Park District. She is beyond excited to have the opportunity to be able to connect our youngest learners to nature!
Most days you’ll find Jill instilling the love of all things nature in her own children. She loves camping, hiking, bird watching, raising Monarchs, gardening, geocaching, tending to her pets, and reading.