KRISTEN SAWYER, YOUTH DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
Kristen moved to Tucson from the midwest when she was 14, and has called the desert her home base ever since. A wandering spirit, she has traveled, studied and worked in education from Phoenix, AZ to Yosemite National Park.CA to Cuenca, Ecuador to El Castillo, Costa Rica to Varanasi, India. For the last decade, she’s focused on social-emotional development of youth and teenagers, exploring outdoor and arts-based education, and teaching creative writing. A perpetual lover of the deep questions, she often looks for metaphors, talks about dreams, and encourages practices in deeply loving, trusting, and celebrating our weird, wonderful selves. Her background is Cultural Anthropology and she holds a master degree in education. She is currently an apprentice for The Healing Roots, and is on certification paths in Nonviolent Communication and Embodied Social Justice. She is passionate about noticing small moments of beauty, hiking and backpacking in the mountains, and watching hummingbirds.