Youth Program Instructor
Shivani spent her youngest years playing with her sister by the creek and in the woods behind their home. Her fondest and most vivid childhood memories include the changing colors of the seasons, crisp fresh air on her skin, the sound of flowing water, and the feeling of the warm sun after a long winter. After childhood, her parents relocated to a concrete jungle. When she finally moved to the rural Snoqualmie Valley after completing a Masters degree in Public Health, she was overloaded with nature nostalgia, quickly seeing and feeling that nature connection is one of the most accessible and powerful tools for building healthy communities. She is now committing herself to spreading nature connection to as many people as possible, teaching skills and routines as quickly as she can learn them. You can sometimes find Shivani tending to plants, hanging out with kids, exploring riverbeds, having a fire with her friends, or playing Ukulele. If you follow the sound of laughter, you might also find Shivani – she loves to laugh!