Founder & Executive Director
Michelle Fox, is the Founder and Executive Director of TreeSong. She has been an early childhood educator for over 25 years. After procuring a B.A. in Psychology and a B.A. in Spanish at the University of California at Davis, she earned an Elementary School Teaching Credential from the Multi-cultural/Bilingual Program at Sacramento State University. She has had teaching experiences in bilingual (Spanish/English) Elementary classrooms, Spanish immersion Kindergarten, Pre-school, as well as teaching Art to Elementary students.
Michelle has mentored children in nature awareness through a program she created called Roots and Wings, as well as taught yoga for kids for 10 years. She was also a mentor in a program called Maiden Spirit for 6 years. This beautiful program is designed to empower girls 9-13 and prepare them for a rite of passage ceremony.
In summer 2013, Michelle attended a week-long training in the Art of Mentoring at the Wilderness Awareness School in Duvall, WA. This inspiring week gave her a wonderful foundation in mentoring children in nature awareness. The last 10 years have also given her rich experiences and deepened her devotion to wholeness and the mind/body/spirit connection, through her practices of yoga and massage therapy.
Having had the opportunity to live on the Washougal River with her children for 4 years has also gifted her greatly. Through the day to day relationship with the forest, animals, river, she further opened to the powerful healing and learning that nature offers. Michelle was able to witness first-hand, children (her own two) learning, growing, returning to their own true nature, as a result of their consistent contact with the natural world.
It is her most sincere wish to pass along what she has discovered and to support others in developing a life changing relationship with the wilderness both outside and within them.
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Margaret’s early childhood was spent exploring the forests of Maine and then the wild coast line of Cape Cod. She was involved in Arabic language and culture studies and lived overseas in Spain and Jordan. Later, she entered the mental health field and served primarily new immigrants from all over the world. Her specialty was women and children experiencing severe traumas of all kinds. She also have training and experience in conflict mediation.
Her current passion is exploring naturalist and tracking studies as she completes the cycle and return to the woods and wilds that she enjoyed as a child. Her other interests include riding her mountain bike to explore new parts of the wilderness, martial arts training (she holds a 2nd degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do) and playing music. Play is an important part of her life and personality and she brings that characteristic to as many endeavors as possible. When you come across her at TreeSong you’ll notice the importance of play her my life.
Georgetown University BA Arabic Language and History
Marymount University MS Counseling
Licensed in Washington, LMHC and in Virginia LPC
Languages – Arabic rusty, Spanish fluent
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Margo graduated from Marylhurst University and has worked at the YWCA Clark County for the past 14 years helping victim survivors of domestic violence with safety and healing. It is her privilege to hear people’s stories, and be on an important journey with them. Her background includes early childhood education and massage therapy along with healing work with both people and animals.
Her soul is refreshed and restored by plenty of time spent in nature, participating in any creative adventure and volunteering with animals. She feels a deep gratitude for the activities that TreeSong provides for both children and adults, and is happy to be a part of the excitement.
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Linda grew up in a small town in Massachusetts, nestled amongst three mountains ~ Monadnock, Watatic, and Wachusett. She has many fond memories of wandering happily in pastures and woodlands, and along mountain trails and streams. In her early years, she showed an interest in art, particularly interior decorating (with ribbons of white toilet-paper) and abstract landscapes (finger-painting on her bedroom walls). Later, she turned her creative skills to the kitchen, and today, she loves painting with anything she can get her fingers into, and sometimes, bits of tissue paper find their way into a final piece.
Linda creates safe and sacred spaces that helps facilitate transformation and healing through counseling, hypnotherapy, yoga, and energy-work. She is a licensed clinical psychologist and hypnotherapist. She has previously enjoyed being a graphic designer, massage therapist, yoga teacher, editor and publisher, and children’s program director for a non-profit organization. She enjoys brainstorming, designing new programs, and strategic planning.
Linda’s path has been influenced by North and South American medicine people, and personal guides in spiritual and metaphysical studies. She has a deep reverence for the natural world and loves weaving the threads of light connecting human beings with all that is.
Carrie is a passionate creator, plant aficionado, and amateur explorer. Her journey in visual arts officially started in 2014 while pursuing a degree in graphic design. This path led to education opportunities with other forms of visual arts including photography, video production, and motion graphics.
Carrie’s passion is in working with Non-Profits. She has worked with a handful of non-government conservation organizations and social awareness media groups including Hard to Port, On The Wild Side, Sea Shepherd USA, 350 Seattle, Klabona Keepers, Balestra Media, and Burning Hearts Media. Through working with these organizations, she has nurtured her lifelong passion of helping the planet and its inhabitants, and has become a name and creative force in non-profit photography and design. Her portfolio can be viewed at carriecervantes.com.