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