SOLE Board of Directors

Joy Jansen, PhD | Chair

See bio here!

Dennison Webb, MA | Treasurer

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Sadie Green, LCSW | Secretary 

Sadie Bio Pic (1)Growing up on a working farm in rural West Virginia, Sadie learned early on to appreciated the value that nature can provide to an individual’s growth and personal well-being. As an adult, Sadie has worked with low income and first generation high school and college students, studied in Morocco, worked in a school setting, and has volunteered and worked in the rewarding nonprofit world. These experiences, coupled with extensive hiking, camping, canoeing, and horse back riding, have shapedSadie’s perspective of the world. She believes knowing and understanding the natural world around us builds personal character, strengthens resiliency, and provides much needed peace and understanding to the world in which we live. When not spending her time in the beauty of nature, Sadie finds value in life by providing individual and group psychotherapy for individuals with severe and persistent mental illness. She has a Masters of Social Work from Boise State University, and is working towards becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).

Sadie is a passionate and dedicated individual who believes in supporting our community and it’s connection to and understanding of the natural world.

Credentials:

Masters of Social Work

Erik Olson | Board Member 

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Erik Olson comes to SOLE with a background elementary education and educational administration. Erik grew up in Lander, Wyoming home to NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School). While in Lander he was immersed in the outdoor opportunities growing up in the Wind River Mountains. This exposure has helped shaped his morals and values into who he has become today. He understands the importance that the outdoors provide to our youth such as developing leadership skills, environmental appreciation, communication skills, better health and an overall increase in positive student behavior and self-esteem.

In addition to volunteering his time at SOLE, Erik serves the Lake Pend Oreille School District as the Principal of Farmin Stidwell Elementary School. Prior to his current position, Erik served as Principal at Sagle Elementary School and Director of Technology for the Lake Pend Oreille School District respectively.

Erik began his professional career as a first grade teacher in the Green Bay, Wisconsin area. Following his teaching tenure he served as an elementary school principal for numerous schools in the Pulaski Community School District (Pulaski, WI). One of the schools provided outdoor learning opportunities to students (Project WILD, Project Learning Tree) in an outdoor learning classroom.

During his time off Erik can be found enjoying the North Idaho outdoors.

Credentials:

MA, Educational Administration
BA, Elementary Education
Adult & Child First Aid 
Adult & Child CPR
Project Learning Tree
Project WILD

Kevin Knepper | Board Member 

Bio coming soon!