Dwain Wilson Founder and Executive Director Read Bio Dwain’s passion for the outdoors began in the rolling hills of North Carolina where he grew up. That deep appreciation for nature evolved into decades of advocacy and work in outdoor and environmental education and led him to found Wildwoods in 2000.Dwain holds a Master’s Degree in Education from Antioch University and has studied Field Biology, Environmental Education and Systems Theory, Environmental Ethics, and Child Development. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the California Environmental Education Foundation and is a past member of the Environmental Literacy Committee for the California Association of Science Educators. Carol Peralta Program Director Read Bio Carol is passionate about building community and contributing to the health of the planet. She brings a unique perspective to her role, having held the distinction of running every Wildwoods program during her tenure with the organization.Carol holds a Bachelors in Environmental Science, with a concentration in Human Rights and Cultural Memory, from UC Santa Barbara, and is pursuing a Masters in Hydrology from Cal State LA. An LA native, she has many hobbies in the categories of physical activity, art, service, and down time with family and friends. Amy Gardner Development & Communications Manager Read Bio A Midwestern transplant, Amy grew up surrounded by the beauty of Michigan forests and lakes. Having realized how lucky she was to have access to nature and the outdoors, she feels strongly about helping to create opportunities like that for others.Amy studied Journalism and dance at Butler University and has worked in marketing communications across a number of industries. An avid lover of the arts, Amy loves traveling, reading, and going on adventures near and far with her son. Courtney Frystak Social Media Coordinator Read Bio Courtney is a California native with a BA in English Literature and a background in Marketing and event planning. Growing up in beautiful Ojai, Courtney spent countless hours exploring the outdoors and communing with nature.