Leadership

Pamela Worth - Founder and Owner

Pamela Worth founded Tiny Treks in 1997 as a creative alternative to indoor parent participation programs. Pamela combines her vast child development knowledge and teaching experience to present a dynamic program for young children. She taught elementary school for 12 years. She was a mentor teacher, curriculum developer and also led workshops for teachers. Currently she is a parent educator and lectures in many school settings.  Pamela has a Bachelor's in Psychology and Early Childhood Development from the University of Illinois. She holds a Masters Degree in Education and Child Development from National University and has taken extensive coursework beyond her masters in psychology, education and child development. Pam is a certified life and wellness coach.  Most importantly, she and her husband have four wonderful children. She is available to answer any questions at pam@tinytreks.com.

All of our teachers use our specially designed curriculum which combines movement, music, projects and the great outdoors.  Each of our teachers also incorporates their own magic into each weekly session of our unique and fun-filled program.

Our office staff is always working in the background to ensure our program runs smoothly. We are always available to answer any questions about the program. Please contact info@tinytreks.com for more information.

Ann Glaser - Director Tiny Treks NW

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Ann Glaser launched Tiny Treks in Washington in 2005.  As the director of Tiny Treks NW, Ann has trained and mentored an incredible staff of outdoor educators leading a variety of Tiny Treks classes throughout the Seattle area.  Ann saw a huge gap in explorative forest kindergarten programs and developed Tiny Treks Outdoor Preschool (TTOP) in 2010. 

Ann has a K-8 Teaching Credential and is passionate about bringing the love of nature to children.  She led art classes in elementary schools for 12 years, is a trained musician and is an outdoor enthusiast.  She has a BA in Geography from UCSB and has traveled the world.  As the proud mother of two adult children, Ann Is passionate about giving children the opportunity to be immersed in nature..  Ann is happy to answer any questions by email or phone.  425-503-6953 or annmglaser@hotmail.com.

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Teachers

Andrea Reid - Assistant Director Tiny Treks CA

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Teacher Andrea first joined the Tiny Treks family in 1998 when she participated with her oldest daughter, Georgia. Andrea is a naturalist mom and when she was ready to rejoin the workforce, Tiny Treks was the perfect fit for her next career. Andrea has been an adored teacher and parents secretly call her, “Mother Nature”. Teacher Andrea became the assistant director in 2014 and has mentored many Tiny Treks educators. Teacher Andrea shares her passion for organic food with her incredible snacks and her developmental and loving approach to meeting every child’s needs comes through the entire class from gathering to circle time to snack and story to meaningful hiking to creating a cohesive group of families coming together each class.

In addition, Andrea has continued to pursue her love of learning about nature by attending as many outdoor workshops and docent-led hikes as possible. She’s looking forward to starting the certification program in early 2017 to become a California Naturalist and continuing to share her knowledge with all of her Tiny Treks families.

Roo Hall - Assistant Director Tiny Treks NW

Rowena Hall grew up on the south coast of England near the beach and spent time camping, biking, kayaking and exploring the surrounding farm lands. At University Roo graduated with a degree in Microbiology and went on to work in virology. She has always loved being outside and so became a kayak instructor and a cub scout leader for over 24 years. All Roo's spare time has been spent outside teaching kayaking, camping, snowboarding, hiking and mountain biking. Now with her own children she enjoys showing them the wonder of our natural world and how with a little effort you can get to do amazing things and see incredible places.  Roo Hall leads the Tiny Treks Outdoor Preschool team-working with children 3-5 as they are immersed in nature.

Meagan Buckmaster - Tiny Treks NW Teacher

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Meagan Buckmaster has been leading small children on art and wilderness adventures her whole life-as a mother of 4 wonderful children and then with her own Children's Art Studio in Redmond Town Center and as a nanny to other people's kids.  Meagan has an Early Childhood Education degree, Art Education training and is a Certified Birth/Postpartum Doula instructor.  Meagan comes up with creative nature crafts each week to get your child excited about attending Tiny Treks.  She leads a fun circle time with a parachute and clapping for each child.   Meagan grew up in Washington and is an avid outdoors woman who loves to hike and camp.

Susan - Tiny Treks CA Teacher

Teacher Susan joined the Tiny Treks team after taking a break from teaching to raise her two children. 

Susan grew up in the Santa Cruz Mountains and spent her childhood exploring in nature, climbing trees and freely discovering the great outdoors. 

Susan headed to Stanford for her undergraduate degree and while working as teacher at the Bing School, Susan received MA in Education with emphasis in Early Childhood. 

Susan has always loved working with young children through her professional career. 

Susan has joyfully raised her two children, with an emphasis on nature and having access to the outdoors.  Her family loves living on the coast, surrounded by open space and the Pacific. 

Susan has a daughter, Kira, a freshman at Sacred Heart Prep and Derek, a sophomore at Santa Clara University. Susan has been married to Todd for 30 years! 

“Joining Tiny Treks is going back to my roots and doing two things I love; working with young children and their parents and being outdoors.” 

"Spending time outdoors in nature is one of single most important things you can do WITH your child.”

Asli - Tiny Treks CA Teacher

Teacher Asli is passionate about guiding children through hands on discovery.    Her love of nature began in childhood in her native Turkey and continued in her education, where she studied at  Bogazici University, Istanbul.  She was in the mountaineering club where her love of climbing, hiking and camping flourished. A milestone that transformed her relationship to nature and her underlying  strong desire to teach in Tiny Treks has been the birth and growth of her son. “Hearing, seeing and smelling this planet through the senses of a toddler as the wondrous and miraculous space it actually is, has been like stepping into a new universe full of mysteries and thrills.” Asli joined Tiny Treks first as a parent and later as a teacher. She holds an M.A. degree in sociology from the University of Michigan and moved to the Bay area in 2013. 

Liz - Tiny Treks CA Teacher

We are excited that our amazing teacher, Liz, will be leading all of the North Peninsula classes this year.  Liz has a bachelor’s degree in biology from Brown University and a master’s degree in education leadership from Columbia Teachers College.   

Her passion has always been science and guiding children through hands on discovery.  Liz first experienced Tiny Treks as a parent participating with her son and loved it so much she decided to join our Tiny Treks team.  Liz has been co-teaching and training for a year with veteran Tiny Treks teachers.   

A nature lover with experience teaching children of all ages as well as parents, Liz is passionate about making learning active and encouraging kids to explore the natural world with all their senses. Liz grew up exploring and playing in the woods of New England, and she has more recently fallen in love with the Bay Area’s varied and beautiful landscapes and amazing weather. She is delighted to get to share her love of the outdoors with families on the North Peninsula. When Liz isn't teaching, she enjoys experimenting in the garden and kitchen, jogging, celebrating holidays, and camping with her husband and two young boys.  We are so excited that Liz will be leading our for our North Peninsula classes.  


Want to work with us?  We are always looking to add qualified, passionate educators to our team!