Youth Program Instructor
Village, Foxes, Wild Within I
Marlee grew up in the plains of central Oklahoma, wandering through wild spaces, exploring creeks, chasing armadillos, and climbing trees on her grandmother’s homestead. In 2019, she moved to Washington to attend The Immersion. Through the program, she discovered the magic of building a soulful relationship with the natural world while in community. She continued following this thread by instructing WAS summer camps, completing the Wild Plant Intensive, and participating in the Nature Instructor Training where she worked with Foxes and Community School. In 2021, she also began leading rite of passage backpacking trips for young women.
Marlee is full of wonder. Some things she wonders about often are how plants communicate with humans (and vice versa), how to empower youth to live their most vibrant lives, and what wisdom can be gleaned from the dream world. Marlee feels most alive when she is sharing stories and songs around a fire, dancing, practicing yoga, writing poetry, crafting, and spending time with plants, animals, and other wild humans.