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Jay has worked and taught at Earlham since 2000. His interests in Outdoor Education include the theory and practice of experiential education, expeditionary learning, leadership studies, and education for sustainability. Past courses include Wilderness Leadership, Team Building and Group Facilitation, Experiential Education, the Advanced Field Practicum, and semester field programs in the desert Southwest of the U.S. and the New Zealand semester in Environmental Studies. He enjoys climbing, backpacking, backcountry skiing, fly fishing, and wilderness canoeing. Check out Jay's personal website "Greenfire."
Alexia Springer is the Field Programs Coordinator for the Center for Environmental Action, helping orchestrate experiential and outdoor education programs for students and faculty at Earlham. A graduate of Radford University with a degree in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism, Alexia enjoys backpacking, climbing, canoeing and is a certfied Leave No Trace instructor.
Tom Ferrell is the Miller Farm Coordinator, assisting Miller Farm student residents in learning farming skills and general upkeep of Miller Farm. Tom also teaches occasional field courses in Outdoor Education. He earned his bachelors degree in Outdoor Recreation Management at Indiana University and has worked previously with Outward Bound and the National Forest Service. He currently operates a small farm in Centerville, Indiana.