Stevie Shickel Lee
Director and Lead Instructor
Born and raised in Harrisonburg, Stevie's roots go deep in the Shenandoah Valley. She loves spending time with children and enjoys the wonder that kids bring to everyday life. She is a NOLS Outdoor Educator, Leave No Trace Master Educator, and Wilderness First Responder with CPR training for children. Stevie has over seven years of professional experience in outdoor education. She has a bachelor's degree in Sport and Recreation Management and a master's degree in Sport and Recreation Leadership. She has worked as a climbing guide in West Virginia, as well as a crew leader for Appalachian Conservation Corps. With more than 400 days logged leading participants in wilderness recreation, you can rest assured that your child will be well cared for under her supervision. Stevie's hobbies include mountain biking, backpacking, kayaking, and spending time with friends and family.
Reb is also a Shenandoah Valley native. From childhood camping trips to working for the U.S. Forest Service (North River Ranger District) in the George Washington National Forest, she is no stranger to the many outdoor resources the local area has to offer. She has a passion for environmental recreation and finds that there is no better way to encourage a child's growth than through exploration and adventure! Reb graduated with an Environmental Science degree from Bridgewater College and furthered her experience with environmental education as a Park Ranger in South Florida. She is a certified Wilderness First Responder and has her First Aid and CPR certification for children. In her spare time, she enjoys paddling, hiking, longboarding, coaching, spending time with family and her dog Sophie, and touring the Valley on her motorcycle.
David plays a critical role in the planning, vision, and communication of Appalachian Forest School, and has since the very beginning. David helps with bookkeeping, late night brainstorming, and ironing out the details!