Stephanie Jaros has joined GSSI as an Outdoor Learning Specialist. She is a certified lifeguard trainer, ACA canoe instructor, and Leave No Trace instructor. Stephanie is originally from the Makanda/Carbondale area and has a passion for the great outdoors and a background in environmental education.
“I am constantly learning, but my favorite concepts to teach involve camping, hiking, canoeing (or anything water based!), outdoor cooking, leave no trace principles, and reptile education.” When she’s not teaching or working, Stephanie enjoys going on long dog walks with her fiancé, or relaxing at home with two dogs, fi ve pet snakes, two pet scorpions, and a seal-point kitty.