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OUR STAFF

We are an LLC dual Partnership, Veteran and Woman-owned business. Read more about our Founders and Educators below!

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CHELSEA ERNST

Founder, Program Director, and Educator

Chelsea grew up on the barrier islands of Georgia, climbing Live Oak trees and searching for sand dollars. Through her studies in North Carolina and in Washington state, she earned her B.S. in Environmental Biology and her M.Ed in Environmental Education. She has worked in administration and has taught with many schools, from outdoor preschools to wilderness skills schools and camps to an Environmental Education graduate program. She teaches and appreciates wilderness education at all age levels. She has a love for the natural world and for ecology, especially plants, plant medicine, wildlife biology, wildlife tracking, and climbing.


At Nighthawk, she is a Founder, Program Director, and teaches adult and youth programming.

You can contact her at chelsea@nighthawknaturalistschool.com

TYLER DOYLE

Founder, Operations Manager, and Educator

Tyler grew up on the island of Oahu where he began his connection to nature by exploring volcanic craters and hiking topical ridges. He spent many years in North Carolina while serving in the US Army. During this time, he had the opportunity to explore the world and practice and utilize survival skills. This skill set and experience led him to work as a mountain guide in the Pacific Northwest, leading teams up mountains such as Mount Rainier (Tacoma), Mount Hood (Wy'east), and Denali (Mount McKinley). Tyler has spent several years working at various wilderness skills and nature connection schools in the Northwestern US. He has a passion for primitive hunting, wildlife tracking, lithic arts, and caving. Through his teaching, he aims to inspire educators and future educators to a holistic understanding of survival throughout all of human history.

At Nighthawk, Tyler is a Founder, Operations Manager, and teaches adult and youth programming.

You can contact him at tyler@nighthawknaturalistschool.com

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