Meet the Docents

There are currently 8 volunteers leading hikes as part of the SLO Stewards Docent Program

Upcoming Events

Sep
24
Sun
9:00 am ECOSLO Hike at Islay Hill @ Islay Hill
ECOSLO Hike at Islay Hill @ Islay Hill
Sep 24 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
ECOSLO Hike at Islay Hill @ Islay Hill | San Luis Obispo | California | United States
TO SIGN UP FOR THIS HIKE CLICK HERE. Meet Chris at the Patricia Trailhead to hike the Felsman Loop at Bishop Peak. End times are approximate. Trail info: Difficulty: Moderate to Strenuous Elevation: 775 feet[...]
Oct
1
Sun
8:30 am ECOSLO Hike at Irish Hills @ Irish Hills
ECOSLO Hike at Irish Hills @ Irish Hills
Oct 1 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
ECOSLO Hike at Irish Hills @ Irish Hills | San Luis Obispo | California | United States
TO SIGN UP FOR THIS HIKE CLICK HERE Meet Evan at the Trailhead. End time is approximate. Directions to Madonna Road Trailhead: From Highway 101, take the Los Osos Valley Road north towards Los Osos.[...]
Oct
14
Sat
8:30 am ECOSLO Hike at Stenner Springs @ Stenner Springs
ECOSLO Hike at Stenner Springs @ Stenner Springs
Oct 14 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
ECOSLO Hike at Stenner Springs @ Stenner Springs | Kearneys Spring | Queensland | Australia
TO SIGN UP FOR THIS HIKE CLICK HERE. Meet Seth at the trailhead. End times are approximate. Directions to Stenner Springs Trailhead: Head west out of San Luis Obispo on Highway 1 towards Morro Bay.[...]
Oct
15
Sun
9:00 am SLO City Ranger Led Hike @ Bowden Ranch
SLO City Ranger Led Hike @ Bowden Ranch
Oct 15 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 am
Ranger led hikes are a great way to learn more about the open spaces you enjoy.  Rangers cover topics from flora and fauna to local history of open spaces.  These hikes are also a great way[...]
Nov
4
Sat
9:00 am ECOSLO Hike at Islay Hill @ Islay Hill
ECOSLO Hike at Islay Hill @ Islay Hill
Nov 4 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
ECOSLO Hike at Islay Hill @ Islay Hill | San Luis Obispo | California | United States
TO SIGN UP FOR THIS HIKE CLICK HERE Meet Seth at the Trailhead. End times are approximate. Trail info: Difficulty: Moderate to Strenuous Elevation: 775 feet Distance: 2 miles round trip Estimated Time: 1 hour[...]
Nov
12
Sun
9:00 am SLO City Ranger Led Hike @ Irish Hills
SLO City Ranger Led Hike @ Irish Hills
Nov 12 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Ranger led hikes are a great way to learn more about the open spaces you enjoy.  Rangers cover topics from flora and fauna to local history of open spaces.  These hikes are also a great way[...]
Nov
19
Sun
9:00 am ECOSLO hike at Perfumo Canyon @ Perfumo Canyon
ECOSLO hike at Perfumo Canyon @ Perfumo Canyon
Nov 19 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
TO SIGN UP FOR THIS HIKE CLICK HERE Meet <Docent Name> at the trailhead. End times are approximate Perfumo Canyon directions: Trail info: Difficulty: Moderate Elevation: 902 ft. Distance: 3.6 miles Estimated time: ~3 hours[...]
Dec
3
Sun
8:30 am ECOSLO Hike at Bowden Ranch @ Bowden Ranch
ECOSLO Hike at Bowden Ranch @ Bowden Ranch
Dec 3 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am
TO SIGN UP FOR THIS HIKE CLICK HERE. Meet Chris at the trailhead. End times are approximate BOWDEN RANCH Directions: Take Johnson Ave south, then left on Lizzie Street (opposite French Hospital). Lizzie ends at[...]
Dec
10
Sun
1:00 pm SLO City Ranger Led Hike @ Cerro San Luis
SLO City Ranger Led Hike @ Cerro San Luis
Dec 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Ranger led hikes are a great way to learn more about the open spaces you enjoy.  Rangers cover topics from flora and fauna to local history of open spaces.  These hikes are also a great way[...]

SETH

 

Seth was born in SLO, and has since lived outside of Portland, Oregon (for nine years), and near Yosemite (for five years), but he calls the central coast his home. Seth loves to be outside, and if he has any free time, he schedules something to do. He enjoys trail running, backpacking, hiking, mountain biking, snowboarding, skydiving, obstacle course racing, softball, flag football and brewing beer. Although an avid runner, don’t worry because he always hikes at the groups pace. Seth enjoys taking friends and family out on hikes or backpacking trips year round, and would love to see you out on the trails one day. Seth is especially interested in working to bring students out on guided hikes!

To read about some of Seth’s recent hikes, click here!

CAROLYN

 

Carolyn is a member of the Board of Directors at ECOSLO. After hiking for two years at the monthly ECOSLO hikes, she took over as lead docent in January 2014. Now, with a new group of docents to lead the hikes, she will be taking a turn at being “sweep” and taking photographs during the hikes. She enjoys introducing people, locals and visitors alike, to the native plants and animals in the SLO area. Carolyn recently earned her Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies from Prescott College, after earning an Associate’s degree in Liberal Studies with an emphasis in Science and Math at Cuesta College.

To read about some of Carolyn’s recent hikes, click here!

 

 

EVAN

Evan moved to San Luis Obispo 20 years ago after growing up in Southern California. For the past 16 years he has worked as a naturalist teaching/mentoring both youth and adults in our community.  He began his naturalist journey while working as an AmeriCorps volunteer with many local non-profit organizations, including the Land Conservancy of SLO and ECOSLO, with the aim of getting kids involved in habitat restoration projects. In 2012 he became a certified California Naturalist through the UC California Naturalist Program. He enjoys sharing skills including animal tracking, botany, ethnobotany (traditional uses of plants), and primitive wilderness skills. He describes his hikes with children as “slow paced wanders” but always paces the hike with the group’s desire.

 

 

DALE

Dale was born and raised in Western NY, moved to the bay area and then to SLO in 2015. Growing up he spent summers hiking creeks, swimming, playing sports and water-skiing. Since moving to the central coast, he loves exploring the beauty of the area and meeting others that appreciate being outdoors. On his hikes Dale is always spotting an array of flowers and plants while respecting the home of the animals. You will probably hear a story or two about local history, influential citizens, and how they all co-exist with our open spaces. He looks forward to seeing you on the trail!

 

 

 

CHRIS

Chris is a longtime outdoorsman who grew up in San Diego County and has lived in San Luis Obispo County for nearly 15 years. In addition to obtaining BS and MS degrees in Natural Resources Management from Cal Poly SLO, he has worked for and volunteered with the U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service, SLO County Parks, and UC Berkeley Forestry, as well as spent several years working in the hotels and restaurants in Yosemite. He looks forward to seeing you on the trail!

KATIE

Katie moved to SLO in 2015 from Colorado after having visited the Central Coast for many years. She grew up skiing, snowboarding, hiking, and camping and has climbed numerous peaks in Colorado. Katie has a Masters in Natural Resources and has worked in the Environmental Sciences field for over 20 years. With a passion for the outdoors and desire to learn the natural history of the Central Coast, Katie seizes the opportunity to meet new people and talk shop about the natural world that being a docent offers.

 

 

SUE

Sue moved to California from Boulder, Colorado in 2012. She grew up in Maryland and hiked on family vacations in western Maryland and Maine. She moved to Colorado after college where she climbed peaks , skied (downhill and back-country), and hiked the Rockies. She also enjoys cycling and kayaking. Sue loves to be outside, especially in the scenic hills of SLO and the natural diversity of its woodlands, chaparral, and grasslands.

 

 

 

 

JIM

Jim moved to California from Boulder, Colorado in 2012. He grew up in Colorado where he skied, climbed numerous peaks, and backpacked in several wilderness areas. He has hiked in forty countries, including a four-week camping expedition in east Africa. Jim has a Masters in Environmental Policy and Management and enjoys discussing land use history and open space preservation.

 

 

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