Our Staff

Director

Julie Krill spent eleven years running a Waldorf-inspired, in-home daycare.  She then taught at the Prairie Hill Waldorf School where her sons attend, until she joined us at Tiny Green Trees.  She lives with her husband, two boys (11 and 7) in Waukesha. In her free time she enjoys hiking, camping, crafting, 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 and its ability to nurture the whole child.

 

Teacher – Suite Pea

Sara Schuler grew up in Stevens Point Wisconsin then moved to Milwaukee in 2012 to attend college at UW-Milwaukee.  She has worked with infants and children since high school, where she was a child care attendant at the Stevens Point YMCA. While living in Milwaukee she worked at Discovery World and the Betty Brinn Children’s Center, where she facilitated programs teaching children about art, science, and technology.  Sara also assisted with the after school care program for Cumberland Elementary School in Whitefish Bay.  In 2016 Sara graduated with a degree in Art and Design, and currently has a studio space at Var Gallery and Studios in Walker’s Point. As a hobby she enjoys vegetable gardening, collecting houseplants, and cooking.   This year Sara has been the resident Gardener for TGT.  We are thankful and looking forward to planning next year’s bounty.

Teacher – Suite Heart
Angela Matel attended  University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point obtaining 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.  This year Angela has focused on bringing more community days, as well as authentic child driven “fun days” such as our Story from Home program.
Substitute Teachers

Danika Talbot started and runs an environmental focused farm based playgroup for Stone Bank  Farm Market.  Prior to which she taught at the Waldorf school for the past two years.  She has a Masters in Environmental Education and was a 4K teacher for many years prior in Lake Country.  Mom of two young girls, a whizz in the kitchen and an urban farmer.

Intern Assistants

Escuela Verde- Internship program

Community Partners

Environmental Educator Matt Flower joined the Urban Ecology Center in 2006.  Matt received his Naturalist training at Riveredge Nature Center in Newburg, Wisconsin and was an Educator and Land Manager at Neighborhood House’s Nature Center. He is married with two young children. Matt’s interests include birds, wild edibles, trees, winter ecology and, most of all, teaching kids how to explore wild spaces and make nature come alive.   Matt currently directs the PEEP program at the UEC and is finishing an early environmental education program at the New England Antioch University.