Ways of Old
copyright © 2014 Katie Buttermore
Originally from Columbus Ohio, Katie Buttermore is a Coyote Trails staff member and instructor. She has a BS in Biology (Denison University, 2010); is a Graduate of the 2011-2012 CTSN Caretaker Program; Assistant Director at Camp Fire Kids Day Camp (Ohio) in 2008; Coordinator & Instructor at Camp Wyandot (Ohio) in ’06, ’07, ’09, ’10; Americorps City Heroes (Ohio) Leader, 2007; Outdoor Educator since 2004 and is skilled in animal tracking, mapping, knapping and movement.
In addition to her proficiency in all things outdoors, Katie is a gifted singer/songwriter. Inspired by her own journey through the Caretaker Program and the adventures that await Tori, Maddee, Hannah, Thea and Emma, she wrote “Ways of Old,” a song already beloved by the staff at Coyote Trails School of Nature.
On the Mountain
Copyright © 2014 Lynne Reardon
Lynne Reardon is currently the Office Manager at Coyote Trails School of Nature. She moved from California to Oregon to accept this position because she’s so enthusiastic about the nonprofit’s mission and educational programs. Her background includes teaching, writing/editing, business and program management, and environmental compliance. Most recently she served as director of a nonprofit community center in rural Northern California. She holds an MS in Environmental Studies and BA in Psychology/Sociology. She is also a professional singer/songwriter and harpist and host of the Music Sessions at the Medford Nature Center. Also deeply inspired by her connection to nature and the four seasons that the five young women will spend on the mountain, Reardon wrote her own song for the movie, appropriately entitled, “On the Mountain.”