President & Botanical Expert

Mariah grew up in rural Alaska, surrounded by forests, mountains, and creeks.  She has always had an affinity for the outdoors and the wildness of nature.  After high school, she moved to Southern Oregon and graduated from SOU in 2004, earning a degree in Environmental Studies with an emphasis in biology.  In college she worked as part of a collaborative group studying my corrizal associations in Oak Woodlands. This sparked an interest in local ecology, and she has been conducting botanical surveys in Southwestern Oregon ever since.   She has logged countless hours watching native bees foraging in oak woodlands and meadows, and has always had an interest in local plant and pollinator interactions.