Maurice (Mo) Bissonnette grew up in Jerusalem, Vermont and has been a student of nature since he joined the Bristol tracking club in 8th grade. He soon found himself raised in the culture of naturalists, trackers and elders living in old ways. Mo has been trained in wilderness survival for over 10 years and has studied at the Vermont Wilderness School and Hawk Circle Wilderness Education center. He is currently teaching wilderness skills around the state, including at Earthwalk Vermont and Wisdom of the Herbs School and his own year round school Numina Wilderness School.
Katie grew up in Bristol, Vermont, and has been a lover of nature her whole life. She received her B.A. in Environmental Studies from Skidmore College, then went on to spend two years at the Wilderness Awareness School in Washington, where she completed a course in wilderness survival and nature mentoring. She helped start an outdoor preschool program in WA, taught at the VT Audubon summer camps, and currently teaches outdoor education in Shelburne and Starksboro at Wren's Nest nature preschool. Katie loves wandering in the woods, playing the fiddle, and solving nature’s mysteries. She is passionate about getting girls involved in wilderness skills, naturalism, and nature exploration.