John Chilkotowsky grew up in the woods and fields of southern New Jersey, making forts and digging holes to the other side of the world. (he never quite got there) He has over 20 years experience as a nonprofit leader, outdoor educator, and business consultant. His focus has been the creation of sustainable, scalable models of nature-based education that promote community and encourage discovery of personal gifts. He worked with Wilderness Awareness School for 13 years creating and building many of their award-winning youth and adult programs. He specializes in strategic development of organizations as well as sharing inspiring stories with the rest of the world. He can rarely be found without a harmonica.