Board Members

Kirstin Corbett

Kirstin Corbett is a 3rd grade teacher in Chicago Public Schools. She has a bachelors degree in communications and a maters degree in education. Kirstin has been a volunteer with Girl Scouts for 12 years, and is also a youth outings leader for the Sierra Club. During her free time Kirstin is either hanging from Read More

Jean Dalleska

Jean Dalleska is a technology educator in Glencoe, IL working with students in grades five through eight. Jean’s classes provide students with integrated technology experiences to develop and demonstrate technology skills in a variety of contexts and across all areas of the middle school curriculum. Jean has a Master’s degree in Math and Computer Science Read More

Dr. Henry Freeman

Henry Freeman began his management and fundraising career at Yale University where he served as Executive Director of Dwight Hall, the center for volunteer and community service at Yale. During his thirty-five year career he has served on the governing boards of more than 25 institutions and agencies ranging from private secondary schools to international Read More

Eric Frost

Eric graduated from Ohio University where he studied Education and English. He has taught students from Preschool to High School in a variety of subjects. Eric took a long leave of absence from being a classroom teacher to found the Wilderness Classroom and worked developing curriculum, participating in 6 learning adventures and running the Wilderness Read More

Tammy Haggerty Jones

Tammy Haggerty Jones received her M.A.T. from National- Louis University and her B.A. from Loyola University Chicago. She spent 15-years in the advertising/publishing industry before following her dream of becoming a teacher. Haggerty-Jones has been teaching at CCSD 168 for ten years. She believes in the benefits of museum education and has served on the Read More

Bryan Hansel

Bryan Hansel is a photographer, writer and a sea kayaking instructor. Additionally, he runs one of the most popular paddling blogs on the Internet. Over the years, he has thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail, paddled the entire U.S. shorelines of Lake Huron and Lake Superior, climbed extensively in the Midwest and Colorado and bike toured. He Read More

Adam Hansen

Adam Hansen first joined WCO as a volunteer in 2003, participated in groundbreaking journeys through Costa Rica, Canada, and Peru. In 2005, Adam, seeking life’s big next adventure, enrolled at the University of Minnesota Law School. After graduating in 2008, Adam worked for the Minnesota Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for Read More

Joy Kubarek-Sandor

Joy Kubarek-Sandor hails from the frozen tundra that is Superior, Wisconsin. Pursuing her lifelong love of nature and science, Joy has her B.S. in Biology, M.Ed. in Environmental Education, and is currently working toward her PhD in Science Education. From working as an Interpretive Naturalist with the Minneapolis Park & Rec Board to designing programs Read More

Scott McPherson

Scott McPherson is founder and President of Midwest Public Affairs Group, a fullservice public relations firm based in Chicago. He is a founding sponsor of the Wilderness Classroom Organization and has been privileged to join WCO teams on two wilderness adventures. Scott has a Bachelors Degree from St. Cloud State University and a Master of Read More