Kim Simpson – she/her (currently on parental leave)

Kim is a director, founder and teacher at Free Spirit Forest and Nature School. Growing up in Collingwood, it’s no wonder she has always had a heart for playing outside and appreciating the great outdoors. She graduated from Brock University’s

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Matt Simpson – he/him

Matt Simpson is a director and founder of Free Spirit Forest and Nature School.  He has dedicated his life to working with children and is passionate for the outdoors and its use in empowering students through meaningful experiences.  He graduated

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Matt McManee – he/him

Matt is a teacher at our Collingwood School and while he grew up in nearby Anten Mills he has lived all over Ontario teaching at different outdoor centers and camps.  He went to Nipissing university earning his Bachelors of Environmental Geography

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Aislinn Harrison – she/her

Aislinn is a teacher at our Collingwood location. She completed her Bachelor of Education at Lakehead University and found Free Spirit FNS while conducting field research for her Masters of Education. After her experience with FNS she was hooked, falling

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Robyn Daykin – she/her

Robyn is a teacher at our Wasaga Beach School.  She graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with a degree in Global Studies and English.  She completed her Bachelor of Education at the University of Toronto and is an Ontario Certified Teacher. 

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Kelly McColgan – he/him

Kelly is a teacher at our schools in Meaford and Collingwood. He is an Ontario Certified Teacher, having received his Bachelor of Education degree from Lakehead University. He has fond memories of camping as a Boy Scout, canoe tripping in

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Taylor Surette – she/her

Taylor is a teacher at our Collingwood and Wasaga Schools.  She has years of experience working with kids in summer camps, oversea missions, teaching swimming/lifeguarding and through individualized outdoor education scenarios. After completing an environment-based program with an outdoor leadership

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Travis Schreyer – he/him

Travis Schreyer is very fortunate to have grown up in Wasaga Beach and the surrounding area, with its bounty of outdoor activities. With so much to experience, he quickly fell in love with nature and exploring the world.  Rock climbing

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Michelle Cioci – she/her

Michelle Cioci grew up in Newmarket, and spent most of her time going on countless camping and canoeing adventures with her family. Eventually, this led her to Thunder Bay where she completed an Honours Bachelor of Outdoor Recreation at Lakehead University.

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Laura Grant – she/her

Laura is a teacher at our Collingwood School.  She grew up on a farm in Meaford, hiking the Bruce trail in her backyard, and has always loved the outdoors! She graduated from the University of Guelph with a Bachelor of

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