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With Our Team

Lauren Allin, Educator for HAWKs LA

Lauren spent her childhood traveling to national parks, exploring museums, zoos, aquariums, and being the kid the teacher would ask to get the bug out of the classroom.

Josh Andujo, Educator for HAWKs LA

Josh Andujo is an instructor for HAWKs LA and is excited to be a part of the team.

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Hi! My name is Colette (she/her) and I am an Educator & Community Outreach Manager for HAWKs LA!

Alana Berthiaume, Educator for HAWKs LA

Alana was born and raised in Wisconsin. She attended the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, where she majored in Theatre and Radio/TV/Film. She moved to Los Angeles 8 years ago and fell in love with hiking in these beautiful mountains.

Mikayla Bryant, HAWKs LA

Mikayla is excited to be a new addition to the HAWKS LA team.

Eli Caplan, HAWKs LA

Eli (he/him) has deep roots in our local landscape.

Amanda Charney, HAWKs LA

Amanda (she/her) is a lifelong resident of LA County and loves getting to share all that Southern California nature has to offer!

Brenton Cooper, HAWKs LA

Hello! My name is Brenton (he/him), and I’m a native plant educator excited to share his knowledge of the incredible flora of Southern California.

Laura Dagg, Educator for HAWKs LA

When Laura (She/Her) graduated from Westmont College with her B.S. in Biology, she knew she was passionate about plants. She worked in a Tree Physiology lab after college, building upon her previous academic research.

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Hi there, my name is Mak (she/her) and I’m one of the teachers for HAWKs LA.

Jasmin Guevara, Educator for HAWKs LA

Hi, my name is Jasmin (she/her) and I’m a professional musician with a great love of the outdoors.

Jessica Jimenez, Educator for HAWKs LA

Hi, my name is Jessica and I am excited to be part of the HAWKs LA family and work with students fascinated to learn about nature.

Kelly Knowles, Educator for HAWKs LA

Working with HAWKs has allowed her to continue the work she loves: inspiring an appreciation for the natural world around us in the young stewards of our planet.

Rachel Landis, Educator for HAWKs LA

Hi, my name is Rachel , I have a background in photography. I’m excited to share my skills with the HAWKs LA family!

Will Mason, Educator for HAWKs LA

William has been fascinated by nature since he was a child. He grew up among the diverse landscapes of the Southwest, where his parents took him camping and hiking, and fostered his interest in every aspect of the natural world.

Nina Palomba, HAWKs LA

I’m Nina Palomba, an artist and arts educator who thrives on creativity and sharing my passion with others.

Jayden Samuels, HAWKs LA

Hi, my name is Jayden! (he/him) I am an educator for HAWKS LA!

Kat Simmons, HAWKs LA

Kat (she/her) has had a deep interest in and appreciation for nature and the environment since she was just a young girl.

Shelby Smith, Educator for HAWKs LA

Her passions lie in both environmental education and stewardship, and she is ecstatic to continue nurturing the next generation of explorers one HAWKS adventure at a time.

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Hi everyone my name is Boaz (he/him) and I am an Outdoor Educator for HAWKs LA!

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Hi, my name is Jacob (he/him), I’m the Director of Field Operations for HAWKs LA!

Dominic Kyle Ypil, HAWKs LA

Dominic Kyle Ypil (he/him) is thrilled to join HAWKs LA as a mentor and educator.