Ella took a carpentry class with Wild Abundance in 2017. After that, she bought an acre of land in Barnardsville, NC, and began building a house. For over a year, she worked with Barron Brown, learning everything she could about carpentry and construction. Ella is always eager to learn more, and is constantly honing her carpentry skills.
Alexandra Tait is a professional archery instructor, level 2 with USA Archery (the national association). She has been passionate about archery since she was a girl, and her mother gave her her first bow at age 12. She specializes in teaching women and children’s empowerment. Alexandra teaches archery to connect with nature on a deeper level by opening our hearts, learning to focus and igniting our instinctual ferocity.
Graham integrates conversations with plant medicine, stone medicine, and embodied awareness. She offers experiences that widen perspectives and invite deep connection, while sustaining grounded support. Graham is passionate about listening to the medicine within us and around us. Her work with people helps strengthen our relationships with the world we live in, creating opportunities for healing that are welcoming, open-minded, heart-centered, and clear.
Chloe writes for Wild Abundance’s blog, newsletter, and website. In addition, she cooks for some classes, teaches a few others, and jumps in to help out with management and strategy. These roles give her a welcome outlet for the knowledge and excitement she perpetually cultivates around land-based living and a positive future for the planet. Along with working at Wild Abundance, Chloe magically juggles co-managing a 23 acre homestead and small-scale dairy, parenting, lifelong learning, and maintaining meaningful relationships.
Annie is a native of Western North Carolina. Working with Wild Abundance, she takes great joy in rediscovering a sustainable and loving interconnection to the land her great-grandparents worked. At the same time, she’s excited to find new ways to make those skills relevant to a modern, changing society. Annie enjoys answering questions about Wild Abundance from curious students all over the world. She’s also charged with keeping the website running smoothly. Earthskills are relatively new to Annie, and she loves how Wild Abundance strives to make them accessible for everyone, not just off-grid homesteaders.