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 tinytreksnw@gmail.com.

Directors Pam and Ann Kayaking in the NW


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 South Bay 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. 

 

Maggie-Tiny Treks South Bay CA Teacher

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Maggie is so excited to be part of the Tiny Treks team in the South Bay. She loves seeing the wonder on young childrens' faces when they explore open spaces, parks, bay lands and farms. Maggie has experienced Tiny Treks with her two children for more than four years and she understands how important it is to teach children a love and appreciation of nature in their informative early childhood years. Maggie has been training in the South Bay and as a lead teacher she cannot wait to share these incredible spaces and our Tiny Treks program with its rich curriculum and flow with you and your family!

Maggie moved to the Bay Area in 2011 from Orlando, FL. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Central Florida in 2006 and taught middle school art from 2006-2010.

Maggie's favorite place to visit in the Bay Area is Natural Bridges and her favorite snack while hiking is granola bars and bananas. When she was a kid, her favorite book was Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain and her favorite book to read to her kids is Rosie Revere Engineer.

Maggie has fabulous energy and experience to share in the South Bay.

 

Vanessa - Tiny Treks CA Peninsula and South BayTeacher

Teacher Vanessa fell in love with the Tiny Treks program after participated in the Peninsula class for the last three years.

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Vanessa grew up in in the South Bay where she spent her childhood exploring the Los Alamitos and Calero Creek trails.  For most of her school age and high school years she hiked in the creeks collecting crayfish, tadpoles and red brick rock (her Father used this brick to create walls for his landscape).  She also attended one of the first science/environmental magnet schools in San Jose, exposing her to a specialized science instruction on a one acre outdoor classroom environment.  She not only took an early liking to nature, she also had a passion to work with youth early in her career.  Vanessa holds a BA in Child and Adolescent Development from San Jose State.

Vanessa has worked with young children as a PE teacher, in addition she developed and ran kinder programs and school readiness programs. Vanessa is passionate about creating a learning environment for young children focusing on their social, emotional and cognitive development.  She has been enriching and educating youth for the last twenty years and looks forward to exploring and learning with Tiny Treks families in the South Bay and Mid Peninsula areas.  Vanessa is so excited to join the Tiny Treks Teaching team!


Rachna-North Peninsula Teacher

Rachna comes to Tiny Treks this year with wonderful education experience in a variety of settings.  Rachna has worked with preschool age children through high school children.  She has a Bachelors and Masters degree in English language arts.

Rachna has a love of reading books and curating the best books for children.

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She joined Tiny Treks as a participant in our first Teeny Tiny Treks class and has been training under Teacher Andrea.

Rachna’s favorite place is the hike to the top of angel island in San Francisco. Her other favorite spots are Reading Bug bookstore in San Carlos, and Mitchell library in Palo Alto.

Rachna has way to many favorite children’s books to pick only a few.

Rachna loves Tiny Treks because it focuses on bringing children into nature to do what they naturally love to do- play and explore! It’s beautiful to see a child develop over the year and become inquisitive about the nature he’s been consistently seeing on the hikes. It’s so important for children to be outdoors, and to do it with their peers creates great friendships. 

*Teaching Thursday and Saturday’s 9:30-11:30

 

Sarika-East Bay Fremont, Newark, Union City and Surrounding Areas, CA

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Sarika is so excited share Tiny Treks in the East Bay (Fremont, Union City, Newark and the surrounding areas).  Sarika fell in love with Tiny Treks when she participated with her twin daughters.  

As a parent, her desire was for her daughters (and all children) to spend their early childhood years gadget free and outdoors -observing, exploring and ultimately developing a love for nature. 

Tiny Treks was a perfect match for Sarika's philosophy and values and she has enjoyed sharing the rich Tiny Treks curriculum and flow with families in the East Bay.

Sarika, grew up in India and developed a love for the outdoors and the environment thanks to a few summer hiking trips into the Sahyadri mountains and Himalayas. 

She came to the US for her Masters in Engineering and was having a successful career in tech. But, after the birth of her twin girls, she took a break from her job to be with her daughters. 

Yoga, cooking and reading are a few of Sarika's favorite activities. She loves that she is able to incorporate and channel her varied interests into her Tiny Treks classes. 

 

Teacher Ting-Mandarin Mondays in Peninsula, surrounding areas CA

Yunting (Teacher Ting) has been a passionate Tiny Treks parent since 2013.  Ting has vast education and experience in the sciences and cannot wait to share her passion and love of the outdoors and most importantly her love of children and families by joining our Tiny Treks teaching family.

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Ting at a Tiny Treks class in 2014.

Ting was born in Shanghai and grew up and lived there until she started graduate school at Cornell. Ting has a BS in plant science and technology from Shanghai Jiaotong University and Master of Science from Cornell in plant breeding and genetics with the Nutritional Science minor. She then moved to Zurich and has a degree in Nutrition and Human Health. Ting was working on the translational nutrition project before she began her own family.  Ting and her husband and kids moved back to the US in 2012. She speaks Mandarin (native speaker) , English (bi-lingual fluency), German (business fluent) and a bit of French, together with kids we learned some ASL too. 

Ting loves to hike and explore. Tiny Treks definitely brought her even closer to nature.

Ting also enjoys gardening, practicing piano, swimming and do different fun things with the kids and family. 

 

 

 

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