November 24, 2020
In Kentucky we find this unique group of women building this kick ass resource for women! Our TN Chapter leader, Monica Shell, chats with Melissa Blair about her outdoor passions and how it grew to be a key stone of the foundation for a life changing nonprofit organization! If you would like to see what they are all about please visit the links below!
Wildlife Women – Women learning to live the real wildlife (wildlife-women.com)
Wildlife Women | Facebook
A little about Melissa Blair-
"I'm a mother of three wonderful kids who are my life. I'm a coffee lover and a momma to two German Shepherds. I grew up as a Fire Chiefs / preachers daughter who spent most of my time on a lake fishing with dad or the whole family. Worked in the Sheriff's Department right out of high school while attending a community college and found my love for shooting guns. I later grew a love for hunting which was easy, because I already had a love for the outdoors while growing up in it. Even though I haven't taken a lot of big game, I still enjoy the peacefulness that comes while being in the woods and hearing and watching the world come alive. I love getting in a gym or doing home workouts so I can stay healthy and be fit to be able to pursue the outdoors more everyday. I'm passionate about being a part of Wildlife Women because I'm able to share my love for the outdoors and open up more opportunities to the ladies to be more involved in the outdoors and pass the tradition on to our future generation."
November 10, 2020
Last week we spoke with Mary Lynn from Light 'em up Kennels in TN. She took 4 Women of the Outdoors for a weekend of hunting rabbits. Just a couple of ladies chatting about the misconceptions on hunting with dogs :)
Connect with Light 'em up kennels-
October 27, 2020
Rachel Goclawski teaches foraging in Millbury, MA. Stay up to date on events by liking her on facebook and maybe learn a few things from her videos :)
If you really wanna see what's cookin' with Mrs. G subscribe to her youtube channel!
October 20, 2020
I was a self-taught practicing herbalist in the early 90's. In 1998 I had an opportunity to sit a one-year apprenticeship with Salandrea from the Mustard Seed in Portsmouth NH. As I sat this apprenticeship, I only had more questions than answers. In order to get some answers, I decided to go to college to learn more about how herbs and the body work together. In 2005 I started at the University of New England as a pre-med student, after some self discovery I got a degree in behavioral neuroscience.
At UNE I learned about the body, and the brain as hardware. I discovered I had a passion and talent for scientific research and asking good questions. After graduation from UNE in 2010 I went to the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology to study the brain as software and how the body and the brain work together in a research and education PhD program.
In 2019 I approached Ashlee Robbins with the crazy idea of blending basic science and traditional healing modalities and then to teach these to professional clinicians, hobby herbalists and professional clinical herbalists. I look forward to what we are going to bring to the world in the world’s greatest collaboration; Science and Traditional Healing.
October 13, 2020
Gwen is the Executive Director and founder of WyldWoodz Wilderness Retreat, Inc. The retreat is a non-profit charity organization, recognized as a 501c3 foundation. Gwen is a reality t.v. celebrity seen on the hit show Naked and Afraid on the Discovery Channel, her episode can be seen on Season 10, episode 6, titled “Baked Alaskan”. Gwen has been an avid outdoorsman for over 40 years with specialized training in winter survival, search and rescue techniques, high angle rescue operations, cave rescue, white water survival and rescue, mountain survival, wilderness medicine, and avalanche rescue. Gwen is a certified instructor with previous certifications as a paramedic, firefighter, search and rescue technician, and police officer. With over 40 years of experience living and working in Alaska, Oregon, New Mexico and Idaho, Gwen brings a distinct and energetic teaching style to Wyldwoodz Wilderness Retreat. She is enthusiastic about helping others learn and adapting to their environments. She is also a peer support advocate for The Wounded Blue, a national organization for wounded police officers.
WYLDWOODZ Mission statement:
We strive to provide the highest caliber outdoor experience to those seeking a remote Alaskan wilderness adventure.
We provide an immersive experience where you can find peace, adventure and learn wilderness survival skills while you stay at Wyldwoodz Wilderness Retreat.
Peer support, daily activities and educational opportunities await you! Wyldwoodz Wilderness Retreat was founded to assist military veterans and first responders that have been wounded physically, mentally and/or emotionally who are on the road to recovery and are seeking peace.
September 21, 2020
Wanda Stewart is avid angler who has a mission to help women get out on the water!
September 15, 2020
Chrissy is from Kentucky and loves the outdoors. She noticed ton's of trash outdoors and she sprung into action. She is inspiring people across the globe to clean one piece of trash at a time! Her group where it all started: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1096407040732160/?ref=br_rs