About Your Guide
Cayla Samano is a Michigan native, mentor and illustrator with a passion for bush craft and eco-conservation. She has been leading nature immersion experiences since becoming a certified forest therapy guide with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy (ANFT) since 2017. In 2020 she launched her first full length illustrated children's book about forest therapy in partnership with the ANFT. A long-time art educator, Cayla continues to explore ways to reconnect people and nature connection as part of her MFA research.