Meet the Nature Guides

MEET THE NATURE GUIDES!

Mary Kate McKennaTeacher & Nature Guide Mary Kate McKenna is a Miami native who attended Eckerd College in St. Petersburg Florida, where she majored in Environmental Studies & Anthropology. Her passion for outdoor education developed while teaching gardening to local elementary schools. Later, as a Program Specialist for an environmental summer camp, she developed science and gardening outdoor activities for ages 5-10. Most recently she served as an Americorps Volunteer and a Florida State Park Ranger. Mary Kate enjoys and takes pride in constructing her own, unique educational programs and is thrilled to use her knowledge of Florida’s ecosystems and passion for connecting with younger audiences to engage her students as Teacher & Naturalist for Nature Seekers. 
 Kelly Green

Teacher & Nature Guide

Kelly Green was born and raised in North Miami and has a true love for all things related to the Sunshine State! She is a fully certified Early Childhood Educator with 5+ years of classroom experience and an overall 15 years of teaching.  Kelly is passionate about teaching children and thoroughly enjoys building relationships with her students and their families. She also spent a number of years teaching with a large home school group on the Treasure Coast of Florida. While there, she enjoyed planning hands on activities and nature themed field trips. This experience makes Kelly a perfect fit for our program,  she is excited to be a part of such an inspiring team. The philosophy of teaching that Kelly holds dear is, “A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination and instill a love for learning”.  
Camila Sosa

Teacher, Spanish Immersion & Nature Guide

Camila Sosa is an assistant teacher at Treehouse Learning. She has had a variety of teaching experiences through a multitude of public school setting seeing such an outdated system, Camila is extremely excited about her new role. “Treehouse Learning is one of the few educational centers I find that aligns with my values and beliefs especially when concerning education. Therefore, what I can bring to Treehouse is absolute passion!” I will provide students with empathy, guidance and reassurance to build strong meaningful bonds with students and families. I look forward to the ability of sharing knowledge and interests like being physical activity, sewing, music and the environment to help students explore beyond core classes. I believe working in such a place will allow me to show students my authentic self thus encouraging them to do the same.

Holly ReevesNature Gude

 

 

Mariella AldaveLittle Seeker & Explorer Guide

 

 

 

Adrian FernandezSubstitute

Holly Reeves is a mother, an educator, a teller of stories, a singer of songs, and a lover of all things wild on our blue planet.  She views the world with a childlike wonder – instilling play, joy and laughter in all she does. Holly was born in Brooklyn, New York. When she was 4 years old she and her family moved to South Florida. She spent the long, wild days of her childhood playing in the mangroves, digging in the dirt, climbing trees and swimming in the ocean. 

Being a Licensed Massage Therapist, Holistic Healthcare Counselor and Birth Doula for more than 25 years has allowed Holly to be a part of the larger community of families here in South Florida.  In 2017, she left her private practice after 19 years – dedicating herself to the education of her daughter, Juniper. While homeschooling, she realized her natural talent and love for teaching. She and her daughter became a part of the Nature Seekers community during this time.  When Juniper decided to attend daily school this September, Holly decided to continue following her heart and passion as an educator of children and seeker of nature.  Her love for teaching and being outdoors has led her to being a part of the Nature Seekers team.

 

 

Mariella is a former Waldorf teacher from Peru.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adrian has dedicated himself to working with children beginning with
his nonprofit work as a member in AmeriCorps: Miami Reads! Through
this position he realized his desire to contribute to the community
and its youth. After several years of teaching, Adrian has become a
student, once again, in his pursuit to support students’ well-being as
a school counselor. He seeks to encourage children’s critical thinking
and curiousity in an active and inviting environment that Treehouse
Learning offers.