Hannah is a West Virginia native with a passion for this wild and wonderful Mountain State’s landscapes and plants. She received a B.S. in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Resources at West Virginia University where she served as President of the WVU Sierra Student Coalition for three years. During her time at WVU she worked with area non-profit organizations, including Friends of Deckers Creek, Friends of the Cheat, and the Coopers Rock Foundation. Soon after graduation, Hannah became President of Aurora Lights in January 2014. In May 2014, she co-founded the Mountain SOL School with Jen-Osha Buysse and Elizabeth Wiles.
Hannah is the lead instructor for the Mountain Mallards afterschool program and Mountain SOL’s Herbal Medic path. She is currently studying herbalism through our friends at The Human Path and the Commonwealth Center for Holistic Herbalism. She practices herbalism with an emphasis on ethical wildcrafting and medicine-making in her home apothecary.
Hannah served as an Emergency Relief Organizer through Aurora Lights during the Elk River chemical spill of January 2014 and the severe flooding events in June 2016. She has been trained by the Children and Nature Network as well as the Aldo Leopold Foundation to help children and adults connect with their natural surroundings.
In her spare time you can find her hiking in the woods with her four-legged companion, Keeva, or tending to her plants.