Brieanna Bates

Lead Program Staff Brieanna’s connection with nature began before her ability to walk. Yet what truly tipped the scales for her to becoming a lifelong friend, lover, student, and advocate of the living world was the solace she first found during her early explorations in the Eucalyptus forest and canyons near her home growing up in San Diego. When she was sad the trees understood and worked their healing ways, and they have been the guides ever since. She holds a BA in Biological Anthropology from UC Santa Barbara and can easily be found at the farmer’s markets selling almonds, dates, and lavender, with a big smile on her face. She is forever grateful for the life-giving union she is developing between plants and animals.