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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!
Dr. Lim is the Medical Director of the McDougall Program, a lifestyle medical program based in Santa Rosa, California, that has helped thousands of patients to successfully transition to a whole-food, plant-based diet and radically improve their overall health and well-being. He also teaches the plant-based classes offered by Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa Medical Center.
Dr. Lim is a graduate of Stanford University, Harvard Law School, and Boston University School of Medicine. He is board-certified in family medicine and lifestyle medicine, and completed his residency training at Santa Rosa Family Medicine Residency. He is also a bar-certified attorney in the state of California.
Dr. Lim lives in Santa Rosa with his wife, Jean, and their two children, Joshua (14) and Julia (10), who bring them endless joy and laughter. His outside interests include playing out in nature, learning guitar, and continually growing in his Christian faith.
Hannah Greene, M.A., D.V.M.
Hannah hails from the big skies of Western Montana. She grew up participating in 4-H and riding working cow horses. After moving around Canada and the U.S. to earn advanced training in Linguistics, she focused her training on veterinary medicine, earning her D.V.M. from Washington State University.
She enjoys practicing preventive medicine for both bovids and equids. Equine dentistry is a particular passion along with ophthalmology and acupuncture.
In her time off, Hannah enjoys riding dressage with her Quarter Horse mare, working out and exploring California with her husband and their two dogs.
Sean Hardcastle, DVM
Sean grew up in Bishop, Ca where he developed an interest in animal husbandry while raising pigs in 4-H and showing western horses. He completed all of his school at UC Davis and graduated with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 2014.
The following year was spent as an intern at Steinbeck Country Equine Clinic. Sean joined SMVS in July 2015. His special interests include internal medicine, ophthalmology, and lameness.
On his off time, Sean enjoys fly fishing, swimming, running, and a good cup of coffee.
Monica attended some of Katie Cantrell’s first presentations at UC Berkeley in 2010. She joined the team in 2018 and helped found FFAC’s intern program. Prior to FFAC, she enjoyed working with students at elementary, middle, and high school levels. In addition to classroom teaching, Monica has worked in residential environmental education, taught sexual health, and served as an instructor for the Prison University Project at San Quentin. She currently volunteers her time as a crisis support counselor, and her activism is focused on the interconnectedness of social justice issues. Monica received her BA from UC Berkeley and her Master’s in Education from the University of New Mexico. Outside of activism, Monica loves walking and spending time with her guinea pig, Emcee.
Alexis has worked in a variety of educational settings and earned her Masters of Arts in Teaching and undergraduate degree from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Her senior thesis focused on farmed animal rights. She has spent the last five years doing farmed animal sanctuary work, engaging surrounding communities through education and outreach across the US and internationally. Alexis and her dog George live in an all-vegan Co-Op in Boulder, CO, and enjoy hosting events that support and educate the community on plant-based/vegan living. In her free time, Alexis likes to bike, hike, climb, or do pretty much anything that involves movement outside in nature.