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Camp Instructor for 6-9 age group
Linda Blum has been teaching young children for 25 years. She started off her career as an infant and toddler specialist, but now Linda works mostly with children ranging from 2-7 years of age. Linda has her Bachelor's Degree in Special Education and is a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT). Linda works directly with students who have Special Abilities and Needs. She works in local schools to help support and implement academic and behavior support strategies for children in need. As well, Linda provides direct teacher training in the classroom and professional development programs for educators across the Bay Area on best inclusion practices.
Linda is very passionate about working with animals and educating young children on healthy food choices and compassionate thinking and living! She served on the Board of Directors at Goatlandia as the Secretary for many years. Linda has a special interest in health and nutrition, as she made the decision to become a vegetarian at the young age of 12. Linda is inspired by her work with young children and is enthusiastic about sharing her love of animals with them. In her spare time, Linda enjoys dancing Salsa and Tango and performing Opera music locally. Linda lived in Italy for 2 years and is an Italian citizen. She loves speaking in Italian and teaching ASL (American Sign Language); while currently learning to speak Spanish. For fun, Linda also enjoys skiing, surfing, cooking and traveling abroad!
Camp Instructor for 10-12 age group
Gabi is an artist and educator whose passion for both animals and activism began, like many, with meeting Jane Goodall as a child. After reading her book Harvest for Hope at age 10, they began a journey of activism in practice (vegetarian & vegan eating) and through direct action in pursuit of climate justice. This passion has also led them to working in outdoor and experiential education, including a California naturalist certification through the UC system, and teaching outdoor ed, Kindergarten, and 1st grade at Marin Horizon School in Mill Valley.
But that’s not all! Gabi also spent the first part of their career as a working actor, so they also bring a passion for performance art to their work as an educator. In their spare time, you can find Gabi long boarding around the Outer Richmond in San Francisco, swimming at China Beach (yes, even on cold days) and hiking throughout the Bay Area. They are very excited to bring their passion for performance art and experiential education to Goatlandia team this summer!