Staff Autobiographies

Hannah Sol Rhea

Instructor & Becoming Moon Director.

I began collecting & cultivating these skills when I was sixteen. My garden first showed me the world of wild edibles and medicinals, and I followed those plants out of my garden into the world of ancestral skills and the wild ways of the earth. I’ve studied and worked at various primitive skills school such as Hawk Circle, Flying Deer and Maine Primitive Skills School, teaching both adult and youth programs. I’ve traveled nomadically, sometimes with pack animals, gathering skills in other countries as well attending numerous workshops with knowledgeable instructors here in the United States. I am an experienced hide tanner, crazy about wild fiber arts, have a strong passion for crafting with raw materials from the earth and love the feeling of honoring animals by processing animals into many beautiful and useful artifacts. I deeply believe in the earths healing ways, and strive to unite the inner and out world in the programs I offer and how I live my life. I am committed to continually developing an intimate connection with the earth and to fully step into my role as caretaker of her.

Colby Smith

Living close to the earth, feeling her power and healing abilities has been important to me my whole life. I started exploring these skills in high school and have studied at various primitive skills schools and nature education centers such as Tom Brown Jr.’s Tracker School, BearTracks, and Maine Primitive Skills School. I’ve taught for various programs for both children and adults at schools throughout New England. My strongest skills lie in the art of being sheltered, hide tanning, permaculture, and animal/plant processing. I’ve tested and honed my skills during extensive backpacking, sailing, and survival living adventures all over the world. In 2013 I completed my bachelors of science in adventure therapy at Unity College.

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