Dr. David Wicks
David M. Wicks, Ed.D. is an avid paddle sport enthusiast, owner of Get Outdoors Kentucky, and adjunct professor at University of Louisville. He received his doctorate from the University of Louisville in supervision and curriculum design, a masters in Urban Education from Fordham University, and completed his undergraduate work at Rutgers the State University of New Jersey and the United Nations in International Environmental Studies. He is past president of the Kentucky Conservation Committee, the North American Association for Environmental Education and the Kentucky Association for Environmental Education. He founded the Jefferson County Public Schools Center for Environmental Education. Currently he serves on the Editorial Board of Applied Environmental Education and Communication, an international journal, on the board of directors of the Future Fund Land Trust, and is a master gardener. Dr. Wicks is a certified instructor for the American Canoe Association and is a Wilderness First Responder through the National Outdoor Leadership School.
A native Louisvillian, Carolyn returned from Washington state in the summer of 2012. During the six years she spent away from her Kentucky home, she worked as a naturalist and ranger in North Cascades National Park. She also earned a MEd in environmental education at Western Washington University and a certificate of nonprofit leadership from North Cascades Institute. She holds a BA from Macalester College in anthropology and studio art. Carolyn holds a current certification as a Wilderness First Responder. Carolyn loves outdoor adventures of all kinds, from mountaineering and canoeing to vegetable gardening and bike commuting.
Kandris is a certified instructor for the American Canoe Association. She has served as environmental educator and programs director for a variety of organizations, including the Lincoln Heritage Council, the Louisville Metropolitan Sewer District and the University of Kentucky Tracy Farmer Center for the Environment. Kandris is an original voyageur/naturalist for the Jefferson County Public Schools Center for Environmental Education and now conducts trips for Get Outdoors Kentucky.