Maureen Taylor (AKA Mother West Wind) is our RVOEP Education Coordinator.
With a teaching credential, a degree in Environmental Studies, and a rich background of experience working with children in classrooms and in the out of doors, Maureen has the skills and knowledge to build and lead a wide variety of RVOEP educational programs. She has co-authored three published books about creating a positive school climate, worked as an outdoor school field instructor, and even organized school Science Fairs!
Erich Sommer (AKA Bobcat) is our RVOEP Outdoor Education Specialist. Erich comes to us with a degree in Geography and is also a graduate of the UC California Naturalist program. His appreciation and knowledge of the natural world is quickly passed on to students as he leads groups to explore and learn about the forest, meadow, and stream habitats of the RVOEP.
Cathy Monroe (aka Zephyr) spends the fall and spring helping to lead RVOEP educational programs. Cathy retired from Oak Manor School where she taught for over 26 years. Cathy was very instrumental in helping launch the RVOEP in 1995 and has been a supporter ever since. She currently serves as the RVOEP Advisory Board Chairperson. Cathy brings a broad knowledge of our local flora and fauna and a dedication to sharing the natural world with people of all ages, especially children.