Board of Directors
Mike Mayer, Board Chair
Mike is the International Training and Translation Coordinator for The Institute for Earth Education and is a member of the University of Arizona’s Earth Education Research Evaluation Team. As a camp administrator, center director, naturalist, classroom teacher, and long time earth educator, he has used these opportunities to introduce earth education programs and methods since 1976. His articles on earth education and the natural world have appeared in several journals and newspapers over the years and he has presented at local, state, and national conferences. Mike has led dozens of earth education and program leadership workshops throughout the world and has helped coordinate the translation of earth education materials into nine different languages. Mike currently resides in Tucson, Arizona and is an avid desert gardener, collector of precious rainwater and abundant solar energy, and enjoys hiking, camping, biking, traveling, family and chocolate – any time of day.
Cindy Riegel holds a BS in Psychology from St. Lawrence University and a MS in Botany from the University of Vermont's Field Naturalist Program. She has worked as an outdoor educator, field ecologist, and nonprofit manager in the Greater Yellowstone region for over 20 years. She served on the Board of Directors of the Teton Valley Community School (TVCS) for 6 years and was a key supporter of Full Circle Education's effort to grow a model Farm and Garden Program at TVCS. Cindy enjoys cooking, yoga, trail running, mountain biking, skiing, and spending time with her three "free-range" children, who thankfully harvest and eat a diversity of locally grown and hunted foods.