Tina knows that all places are special and gets both professional and personal satisfaction exploring them with learners. She has taught from preschool to elderhostel, in rural and urban settings, in classroom and field environments, across five states. Throughout her career, Tina has fostered relationships among teachers, school personnel, and parents in empathetic collaboration to create a web of support for each learner. Tina earned her undergraduate degree in Geoscience and her Masters in Science Education. Working on the Place Network Team is an integral part of her lifestyle as she raises three young children in rural Wyoming.