Hazel Stark

Co-Founder, Co-Chief Executive Officer
Naturalist Educator

Hazel grew up in the woods of Winterport, Maine, choosing a tent in the forest as her bedroom five months out of the year from age 9 until she left for college at 18. Identifying the tracks, scat, mushrooms, and owl sounds that existed in these woods gave her a deeper appreciation for the natural world and a passion for sharing its wonders with others. This reverence for the outdoors persisted into her studies at College of the Atlantic and into England, where she studied herbal medicine. Realizing that her true passion was in educating people about the natural world took Hazel across the country from California, to Wyoming, to New Hampshire, and back to her home state of Maine. Hazel holds a Bachelor's degree in Human Ecology from College of the Atlantic and a Professional Science Master's degree in Resource Management and Conservation from Antioch University New England. For more about Hazel's qualifications, visit her LinkedIn profile here.

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Joseph (Joe) Horn

Co-Founder, Co-Chief Executive Officer
Naturalist Educator

It was through teaching canoeing over a decade ago that Joe first realized the tremendous power of outdoor education to immerse and captivate students in the content of their lessons. Since this early realization, Joe has studied natural history and education from California to Maine, Missouri to Wyoming, and many places in between. Joe graduated from Unity College in Maine with a Bachelor's degree in Environmental Biology. He also earned his Master's of Business Administration in Sustainability and Master's of Environmental Studies with a concentration in Environmental Education at Antioch University New England. When he isn’t actively working to increase personal and community resilience through his efforts at MOS, Joe can be found somewhere between a babbling trout stream, his kitchen, or the woods seeking solitude, reflection, and intentionality in his everyday life. For more about Joe's qualifications, visit his LinkedIn profile here.