Gwen grew up in Washington State amongst the majestic evergreen trees. As a child she enjoyed playing in the woods, writing poetry, and horseback riding. Gwen’s love of traveling started early on. She has been fortunate to visit many wonderful parts of the world and hopes to see more. She completed her Foundation year for Waldorf Education many years ago at Emerson College in England. She also has a Bachelor of Science Degree with a pre-med concentration from Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. Creative pursuits led her to sunny Los Angeles where she spent several years in theater, teaching, behavior work, and starting a family. Gwen stayed home with her daughters and then spent a few years in the Waldorf early childhood setting as an involved parent. After her eldest daughter left the Kinderhaus and moved on to 1st grade, Gwen decided to stay. Gwen holds a Waldorf Teaching Certificate from Antioch University in New Hampshire. She holds a Waldorf Early Childhood certificate from the Pleiades Initiative in Austin, Texas. Gwen is finishing her thesis on festival puppet plays to gain her Masters of Education. Gwen enjoys creative arts, writing, gardening, reading, wool fiber arts, and cooking mostly vegan food for her family. She feels blessed to work in the kindergarten with the children and their families.