Jackie Small is co-owner and the lead reservations administrator for on-site and off-site programming here at Wildlife Encounters Ecology & Wellness Center. In addition to working as social media manager, Jackie is a key driving force behind many aspects of our nature-based wellness offerings. She is a certified yoga instructor, has led multiple international retreats, is certified in forest bathing and other traditional and emerging wellness practices. She has worked as a para-educator at Coe-Brown Northwood Academy and is currently working as a full-time Paramedic. More then anything, she is a very involved and connected mother of 3 who homeschooled her children for years, and believes passionately in nurturing and empowering children to develop into their true selves. She and Derek met during the Covid pandemic and married in 2022.