Staff and Board

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Adin Buchanan
Karen Liebermann
 

STAFF & BOARD BIOS

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Adin Buchanan

Board Member
Pronouns: they/them

Adin Buchanan was born and raised in occupied Abenaki land / central Vermont, just over the hill from where EarthWalk meets. As a seven-year-old at EarthWalk's first summer camps, Adin could often be found covered in mud and scampering around the woods. Now, as the Re-emergence Coordinator, Adin can be found sending emails on behalf of their beloved EarthWalk, wishing they were covered in mud and running barefoot through the woods. In addition to board duties, Adin manages to find some time to complete their day job as a sexual violence prevention educator at Mosaic Vermont, cook delicious meals, enjoy bonfires with pals, practice martial arts, and occasionally, sleeping. 

Contact: Adin@earthwalkvermont.org

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Mary Zentara

Interim Re-Emergence Coordinator
Pronouns: she/her

Mary grew up with the benefit of regularly roaming nearby woods, fields, and streams. Abundant, joyful experiences in these natural spaces were formative and led Mary to mentor young children and teens outdoors on Abenaki land for nearly two decades. Guided by the idea that nature connection is each child’s birthright and native environments are ideal classrooms and play spaces for young children, Mary co-founded the licensed Forest Preschool at North Branch Nature Center in 2017. Currently, Mary is largely focused on promoting resilience while mitigating the widespread impact of trauma. She is doing this by offering N.E.A.R Science Education, community and program collaboration efforts, somatic experiencing, and nature connection. To better serve the community, Mary recently had the advantage of receiving a master’s degree in Special Education and a certificate in Resiliency-based and Trauma-informed Practices at the University of Vermont. Mary is also a third year student in the Somatic Experiencing certification program at the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute. They are dedicated to embodied anti-racism practices, anti-bias education, decolonial work, and addressing the impact of historical trauma. Mary is grateful to be serving and learning as part of the EarthWalk Circle.

More Board Member Bios Coming Soon!

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