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Alicia Norris, Treasurer 

Alicia Norris, a proud Vermonter, spent her childhood immersed in the state's natural wonders before venturing to Colorado and Texas, where she built a career in finance while exploring lakes and mountains. Returning home, she earned a Master's in Accounting from the University of Vermont and became a CPA. In 2018, she joined Saint Michael's College as an Instructor, driven by her belief in the transformative power of education.

ReTribe's unique community resonates deeply with Alicia, as it provides a platform for people of all ages to connect with their environment and themselves. Her two children have thrived through their involvement in ReTribe's forest school, summer camps, teen retreats, and as junior staff. Witnessing the positive impact on her own children and others has been a true treasure. As Treasurer of Strong Youth Foundation, Alicia is grateful for the opportunity to give back to this life-changing organization.


Cara Feldman Hunt

Cara is the Associate Director of The Osher Center for Integrative Health at the University of Vermont. She is passionate about health equity and incorporating integrative health practices through education, clinical practice, research, and policy. Cara develops partnerships, programs, and strategic initiatives to make whole health accessible for all. Cara received her MA from Columbia University, Teachers College in Organizational Psychology and her BA in Psychology from Ohio Wesleyan University. In 2017, she completed the Leadership Program in Integrative Healthcare at Duke University, and in 2019 she completed the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy and became a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC) in 2020.


ReTribe is the best example of taking the Whole Person into account, the skills her son has developed through the programs are beyond what he could ever learn in a traditional school setting. ReTribe has been an incredible community for our son and our family.

Andrew Powers, Secretary

On Fridays, the joyful noise of Forest School reverberates around the woods where Andrew lives. Drumming, singing, laughing, and shouting, he believes that this is what childhood should sound like. All three of his kids participated in Forest School for many years, and one now serves as a mentor-in-training and also avidly attends all of ReTribes teen programming. This first hand experience with the benefits of ReTribe inspired Andrew to join the Strong Youth board to help increase access to programming for all kids. 


Andrew is co-founder of PEER Associates, a Vermont-based consultancy that offers a variety of services to organizations working in environmental and place-based education. His clients range from small nature centers to government agencies, whom he supports with research, evaluation, strategic planning, and other organizational learning and development activities. 

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Rachel Edwards

Rachel Edwards’ appreciation for ReTribe is rooted in her own life journey.  In her 20s, with a B.A. in Economics and after two years of corporate life in New York City, she was ready for new perspectives and ways of knowing. She left the City and took to the forests and rivers of the east coast through backpacking, wilderness training, and outdoor education.  After her travels, she moved to Burlington Vermont where she had the chance to explore the landscape of her mind and body through different dance forms, movement therapies and meditation. 

Inspired by the healing arts and holistic medicine, she went on to receive training as a massage therapist, acupuncturist and herbalist, settling in Lincoln Vermont to raise three sons, all of whom have benefitted from ReTribe summer camps and retreats not only as participants but also as ReTribe staff.

Her current practice, Black Moon Harbor for Daoist Studies, is a blend of medicine, Daoist cultivation and martial arts.

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