Director: Frank Grindrod
Frank Grindrod, Wilderness Guide and Instructor, is the founder of Earthwork Programs and, since 1999, has been dedicated to teaching earth skills such as nature awareness, tracking, wilderness living skills and earth philosophy. He is a graduate of Greenfield Community College’s nationally-recognized Outdoor Leadership Program. Frank continues his education through studies with Tom Brown, Jon Young, Paul Rezendes and others. He has been trained as a Wilderness First Responder.
As a certified facilitator for the Nurtured Heart Approach, Frank has trained with national trainers, including Gabrielli Lachiara, LSW, Lisa Bravo, Tom Grove and Howard Glasser, MA. He is recognized as an advanced trainer and coach with energy parenting and Howard Glasser’s The Inner Wealth Initiative and the Children’s Success Foundation.
Frank is currently working as the lead facilitator of wilderness education Programs and the Nurtured Heart Approach, as well as consulting for camps, museums, conferences, schools and environmental education centers throughout New England.
“Frank is a very positive role model. He creates an atmosphere that is relaxed and welcoming. The kind of attention and acceptance my grandson gets in the group is very important.”
C. Leslie, grandmother of 13-year-old Leader in Training
Naturalist Educator / Projects Coordinator:
Arianna Alexsandra Grindrod
Arianna holds a Masters degree in Environmental Administration from Antioch New England Graduate School. She has over 20 years experience in teaching and curriculum development in the fields of environmental and community education. Arianna brings over a decade of expertise in organizational development and enhancement, program coordination, and fundraising. Check out Offerings by Arianna.
Investing in Our Future
As a qualified team of inspirational instructors, we continue to teach in a variety of settings, including outdoors, workshops, conferences, environmental education centers, and public and private schools.
In keeping with the mentoring tradition, we may also invite guest instructors and assistants to join our team.