Brenda Spitzer is a Certified Forest Therapy Guide, Mentor, and Immersion Workshop Facilitator. She trained and was certified with Cohort 3 in 2015. She has assisted at Forest Therapy Guide Training Workshops in Illinois in 2017 and in Minnesota in 2019. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Art from Northern Illinois University and Certificates in Natural History and Botanical Art and Illustration from The Morton Arboretum. She also holds a Certificate in Sustainable Landscapes from College of DuPage. Brenda introduced the “Nature Rx: Forest Therapy Walk” program at The Morton Arboretum in 2016, and has been guiding forest therapy walks at that location, during all seasons, for the past 3 years. She also guides walks for The Western DuPage Special Recreation Association.