WildCraft is a women-led team with 5 full-time and 6 part-time staff. We work with over 50 teachers who lead upwards of 350 in-person workshops per year. Our internal team is driven by curiosity and the desire to create the most original, high-quality and meaningful educational experiences possible. As a team, we value inclusive collaboration, open communication and healthy work/life balance. We honor the skills and experience of everyone on the team and are grateful for each person’s unique contribution.
Meet our Video Instructors
Jorie Garcia is a fiber artist and textile designer based in Portland, Oregon. Hailing from the Midwest, her early years of antiquing and study of architecture led to an appreciation for handmade details. A self-taught weaver of 15 years and a professional home goods product designer, her love for the world of textiles runs deep. In her teaching, Jorie aims to help others discover the freedom to tap into their creative sides. You can find her work on instagram @anntorian & @jorie_exclamationpoint
Lorelle is a bird nerd, wild foods forager, mushroom enthusiast, and forest ecologist. As a young birdwatcher, she spent long days in the forest eventually becoming intrigued by the plants and mushrooms surrounding her. She has been using wild plants as food and medicine for over ten years in the Northeast and Pacific Northwest. She prioritizes sustainable foraging practices by incorporating her academic background in plant biology and wildlife ecology with her passion for conservation. Lorelle has a B.S. Degree in Wildlife Biology from the University of Vermont and a Master’s Degree in Forest Ecology from Oregon State University. Helping others build meaningful connections with the natural world through birding, plant identification, and wild foods has inspired her to prioritize environmental education and citizen science in her career. Lorelle teaches guided birding trips throughout western Oregon and regularly hosts wild foods dinners for friends and family. Regardless of the class topic, she brings an infectious enthusiasm for our natural world through a scientific lens. Follow her journey through nature on instagram @lorellemorel