Meet Our People
Faculty and Staff
Karla Eitel, Ph.D.
Associate Research Professor of Natural Resource Conservation and Director of Education, McCall Outdoor Science SchoolView Profile
Education: B.S. Biology, University of Washington/University of Queensland
Experience: Instructor and Exhibits Specialist, Austin Nature & Science Center; Assistant Camp Director, Burgundy Center for Wildlife Studies; Field Tech for Montana Audubon, University of Florida, Ecology of Bird Loss Project, Magellanic Penguin Project; Intern at Golden Gate Raptor Observatory.
Interests: Staring at the bird feeder, making things out of clay, hot glue, writing postcards, eating, re-reading Harry Potter, insects.
Hometown: Seattle, WA
Education: B.S Environmental Biology, Stony Brook University
Experience: Education Volunteer, Center for Bird of Prey; Education Intern, Sweetbriar Nature Center; Outdoor/Environmental Education Instructor, YMCA Camp Colman; Mountain Classroom Instructor/Backpacking Guide, Appalachian Mountain Club; Outreach Educator, Ogden Nature Center; WEMT, Ski Patroller, Ski Instructor.
Interests: Fly fishing, bouldering/climbing, backcountry skiing, birding, trail running, dungeons and dragons.
Education: B.S in Environmental Studies and Agriscience with a concentration in Science and Policy
Experience: Producer of the podcast, Conserve Nation. Outreach and Riparian Technician with Palouse Conservation District in Pullman, WA. Field Crew Supervisor with the Koolau Mountains Watershed Partnership on Oahu, HI. Educational Coordinator with Americorps in Greeley, CO.
Interests: Biking, Trail Running, Cooking, Yoga, Flow Arts, and Dancing.
Hometown: Northville, MI
Education: B.S. in Wildlife and Fisheries Biology: Wildlife Concentration, minor in Forestry, University Of Vermont, Burlington, VT.
Experience: Seasonal Field Technician and Resident Education Assistant for Swan Valley Connections, MT. Field Technician/Environmental Consultant, VT. Undergraduate Research: forest carnivores and wildfire ecology, University of Vermont. Agricultural Field Technician.
Interests: Tracking, fly fishing, backpacking, birding, biking, and music.
Hometown: Duxbury, MA
Education: B.A. in Biology and Psychology with a concentration in Environmental Studies, Kalamazoo College '18
Experience: Josh has spent his springs and autumns since graduation as a seasonal educator at The Ecology School in Saco, Maine, and his autumns at Charlie's Still on Main, a southern kitchen in his hometown.
Interests: He enjoys being outside, especially disc golfing or kayaking, as well as board games with his friends.
Education: B.S. Recreation Parks and Tourism Sciences, Texas A&M University, TX
Experience: Senior Interpretive Specialist, Wildlife Spotting Guide, Executive Director, Environmental Educator, Boardgame Designer, and Certified Interpretive Guide.
Interests: Hiking, Wildlife Photography, Exploration, Reading, Game Nights, and Program Development.
Hometown: College Station, TX
Education: B.S in Wildlife Conservation Biology with a minor in Gender and Women’s Studies- University of Rhode Island 2017
Experience: Naturalist Educator and Camp Coordinator at Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary and Audubon Center- hosting onsite and offsite field trips, doing outreach education in public schools, and coordinating summer camp. Outreach Educator for Discovery Gateway Children’s Museumdoing chemistry demos for thousands of fifth graders all around the state of Utah. Naturalist and Outreach Educator for Tracy Aviary’s Jordan River Nature Center in SLC- working to open the center and creating its pilot environmental ed programming.
Interests: Birding, fly fishing for native fish in their native environments, gardening and caring for my succulents, hiking, cooking tasty food, raising guide dogs, and all things related to creating a more equal and accessible world for all, especially focusing on outdoor spaces.
Education: B.S. Geography, B.A. International Studies, Climate Change Certificate, University of Idaho
Experience: Study Abroad in Costa Rica, Social Action Coordinator for the Center for Volunteerism and Social Action for 2 years at the University of Idaho, Oxfam CHANGE Leader.
Interests: I live doing new things, especially if it can get me outside. I'm very excited to start backpacking and getting into mountain biking this next summer. I love TV, especially SciFi and Fantasy shows, good food, and good company.
Hometown: Boise, ID
Education: Bachelor of Arts Recreation Administration Humboldt State University 2005
Experience: Chugach National Forest Seward, AK Backcountry Ranger, Dunrovin Ranch Lolo, MT Manager, Payette National Forest Big Creek, ID Station Guard, Activity Barn Summer Camp, Camp Counselor, mom of 3 awesome daughters.
Interests: growing and eating food, chickens, outdoor adventures with 2 and 4 legged friends.
Hometown: Burley, ID
Education: B.A. International/Urban Development Studies, New College of Florida, Sarasota, FL
Experience: Recycling Coordinator at Bogus Basin (Boise County, ID), Carbon Emissions Auditing and Impact Research (Sarasota, FL), Complex Medical Device Litigation Research Internship (Sarasota, FL), Concierge/Hospitality Management at Discovery Land Company (Harrison, ID), Illustrator & Writer at Trans(form)ed Press (Boise, ID).
Interests: Permaculture Design, Hiking, 2D/3D Design and Illustration, Mindfulness Yoga and Meditation, Water & Snow Sports, Writing, Stillness, Music of all kinds.
Hometown: Boise/Coeur D’Alene, Idaho
Education: B.S., Natural Resource Conservation, University of Idaho
Experience: Professionally Certified Ski Instructor, Environmental Stewardship Intern, MOSS Day Camp Instructor, Research Assistant, Certified UAV Pilot.
Interests: Running, Skiing, Teaching, Hunting, Fishing, Camping, Cooking, and anything else where I can get outside.
Hometown: Mountain Home, Idaho
Education: B.S in Biology, The College of Idaho, Caldwell, Idaho
Experience: Expedition Leader aboard small passenger ships; Wilderness Guide: Southeast Alaska, Baja Mexico & Snake & Columbia Rivers; English Teacher: Madrid Spain & Qingdao China; Environmental Educator with Conservation Voters for Idaho.
Interests: Diving, amateur bird watching, backpacking, boats, breakfast foods.
Hometown: Boise, Idaho