TIM CURRIER, owner of Sticks and Stones East in Newtown CT and Sticks and Stones West in Pahoa Hawaii
Tim is a Master Stone Mason that has worked with stone for 35 years all over the world. Majoring in archeology in college, his love of both stone and travel took him to Malaysia with a two-year stint in the Peace Corps. He started a preschool there and also taught English to elementary age school children. While abroad he came to love and appreciate the simple lifestyles that he still practices today.
His love and respect of nature and the land has allowed Sticks and Stones to remain the quiet sanctuary it is in the midst of bustling Fairfield County.
Tim has taught an apprenticeship program at the Weir Farm National Park Service, and also holds classes at Sticks and Stones Farm Retreat.
Tim has been an avid sailor spending many of his winters sailing either the Bahamas or Hawaiian waters. If Tim is not playing with sticks or stones, you might find him practicing yoga or Pilates, meditating, or going for a bike ride. He has 3 children and 3 grandchildren.
JUSTIN PEGNATARO, Executive director of Two Coyotes Wilderness School
Justin has been teaching children about nature for the past ten years. He holds B.S degrees in both anthropology and biology and has mentored graduate students in teaching environmental education at the Yale School of Forestry. Justin weaves nature connection with age old cultural practices and hero’s journey-based mentoring into transformational programming for both adults and children.
Justin will be brings his inspirational programs to Sticks and Stones Farm.
Wildwood Rangers-a monthly fantasy-based wilderness program where students pretend to be heroes in a ‘Lord of the Rings’ styled fantasy world while learning the basics of wilderness survival.
Nature Skills- a monthly day program focusing in mentoring and gaining skill in wildlife tracking, wilderness survival, and natural history.
Living Earth Summer Camps-week-long camps focusing on wilderness survival, natural history, tracking, and connecting to the natural world.
Other programs to look out for include in-school, afterschool and family programming.
For more info about Two Coyotes Wilderness School and their programs visit: www.twocoyotes.org