Our Staff

Director
Julie Krill spent eleven years running a Waldorf-inspired, in-home daycare.  She has also acted as mentor, class parent, and early childhood assistant at Prairie Hill Waldorf School where her sons Jacoby (10) and Sullivan (6) attend.  In her free time she enjoys hiking, camping, reading, and gardening.  She also loves spending time outdoors with her two dogs.  Moments of self-discovery and accomplishment are most endearing to Julie in her countless hours working with children.  She is passionate about nature-based childcare in its ability to nurture the whole child.

Teacher – Suite Pea
Ana Nicholson has worn many hats, all of which make her a perfect fit for Tiny Green Trees.  She is currently a doula and breastfeeding teacher with Well Rounded Maternity.  In the past she was a Waldorf-inspired in-home child care provider. Her two children attend Prairie Hill Waldorf School where she has also received informal training from the Early Childhood teachers there.  Ana brings a motherly warmth to the center and holds the children dearly in their daily work.  She is also a wonderful mentor and colleague to the other staff.

Teacher – Suite Heart
Angela Matel is a recent graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point with a degree in Youth Programming & Camp Management/Environmental Education.  Previously, she interned at Wehr Nature Center and was the Waterfront Director at the Union League Boys & Girls Club Camp in Salem, Wisconsin. In her spare time, Angela enjoys kayaking, hiking, hammock camping, and sitting around a bonfire with a hot cup of coffee. Helping children to make deep and lasting connections with nature is her passion. She is excited to share her love of the outdoors with the children and their families at Tiny Green Trees.