Collected over many years and countless kitchen and fireside chats.  

 hoto Credit: Eric Lake

hoto Credit: Eric Lake

Kathleen Lockyer, Founder

Kathleen has been a Licensed and Board Certified Occupational Therapist for 20 years. She has advanced training in several areas including Sensory Processing Disorders and Therapeutic Listening. Kathleen is a Naturalist, Herbalist and mother of two teenage women.  In 2003 she co-founded a local non profit (Outside Now) Kathleen has dedicated her life to creating programs and trainings to facilitate child development by using routines of Sensory Processing and Integration in the natural world. Kathleen is a self proclaimed "fierce protector of children and childhood".

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Caitlin Williams, Program Specialist

Caitlin holds a B.A. in Spanish with a concentration in Humanities. She is a certified Permaculture Design Specialist and is internationally certified in wildlife tracking. Caitlin is a past adjunct professor for U.C. Davis.  Caitlin is an author, storyteller and naturalist.  For the last 20 years she has been designing and teaching nature connection programs for infants, children, teens and adults.  She has facilitated hundreds of trainings and workshops and taught at many popular wilderness schools.  She is currently working with Weaving Earth Regenerative Design Institute and at Foundations IN Nature. 

 Photo Credit:  Mitya Ku

Photo Credit: Mitya Ku

Jon Young, Advisor

Since 1983, Jon has been mentoring folks in the nearly lost art of understanding bird and animal language. Just as science is beginning to see the credibility in this ancient skill, Jon has been leading communities world-wide to get these skills back through lectures, workshops, media—but mostly through training and mentoring.

Jon’s leading-edge work on bird language has been posted in magazine articles and in books including: What the Robin Knows, Animal Tracking Basics, Coyotes Guide to Connecting with Nature, BirdTalk and Exploring Natural Mysteries, and is the subject of popular audio CD series including Seeing Through Native Eyes andAdvanced Bird Language. CLICK HERE to learn more about Jon.


 Photo Credit:  dimnikolov

Photo Credit: dimnikolov

 Dr. Luanne Schram Morrow, Advisor

Luann is a Chiropractic Dr. and Wellness Practitioner who has studied Nature Connection with Tom Brown Jr. and Jon Young since the early 1980's.  She is a community spark who's heart is as big as the Montana Sky she lives under.  She and her husband own a wellness retreat center "Walking Bear Resort" in Whitefish MT and in her commitment to wellness she created her own supplement company:  Luann is Mother to 3 grown women all raised with deep connections to the wild.  Luann is advisor to FINN for all things business and heart. 

Lindsay Pera, Advisor

Lindsay is mother to three children and in her spare time, business founder of Full Circle Wellness Tools, Chronic Wellness Tools, Wisen Apps, and  Lindsay's commitment to child development in nature began with the birth of her first son more than 14 years ago.


The work of Foundations IN Nature is dedicated to Mac “the Otter” Stewart