Michele Pavilionis



Homegrown in the woods around Ashland Oregon, Michele is a natural-world adventurer and full-time mom of two daughters. Currently a full-time student at Southern Oregon University graduating June 2011 with a degree in Early Childhood Development, a minor in Outdoor Adventure Leadership while receiving a certificate in Native American Studies.

Michele had been working in the outdoors with and without children nearly 20 years, believing that we are the change we are seeking in making a difference in the world. Her outdoor survival awareness skills started at age 10. Her passion lies in working with young children and helping them gain appreciation for nature during their earliest memories. She currently helps co-teach the Coyote Naturalist class at Willow Wind Community Learning Center in Ashland,  volunteers for local non-profit Native American organizations, and assists at North Mountain Park Nature Center working with youth. Other interests include taichi, yoga, and natural healing.  She is 35 years old, and encourages all to be a full participant in well health, love and life!  In the summer, you'll find her at camp with the "Little Fox Cubs" !michelemakaya2009CTmichmak