Community Membership

At the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs we work to support the well being and connection of people, nature and the more-than-human world by training forest therapy guides. Our guides rely on the support of their community to share forest therapy. This includes land managers who give them access to trails, organizations who assist with marketing, the people who attend the guided walks, and others who may offer financial assistance so forest therapy can be experienced by underserved communities. Many of our guides are themselves from underserved communities and have trained as forest therapy guides to bring this healing practice into their communities. For this reason, we would like to increase the number of scholarships we can offer to guides-in-training.

Scholarship Fund

The financial expense of training to be a forest therapy guide may be out of reach for some people, yet they have the passion and desire to learn forest therapy and to bring it into their communities. ANFT has, and continues, to offer scholarships to guides who express a financial need; however, we would like to expand the number of scholarships we can offer without diminishing our capacity to fund our operations. With your support we can grow our scholarship fund and bring forest therapy into more communities.


When you join our Scholarship Fund, your name or business name will be listed on this page to recognize your contribution. We would like our guides to know that they have the support of a broader community of people and organizations who believe in the benefits of forest therapy, so a link to this page will be included on our scholarship application page, and in the email to scholarship recipients.

Community Sponsors

Forester John LLC


Holistic Ocean

Nordic Brotherhood Sussex

The Vintage Homesteader

Wood Joiners

Barry Richmond

Conrad Satala

Denise Dillon

Gemma Warren

Hannah McCormick

Ileana Cahen

Jacque Hansen

Juko Martina Holiday

Karen Schweiger

Molly McBride

Quentin Dunne

Shirley Oetheimer

Beverley Rhinesmith-Pape

Eric Peterson


Alexandra Lowry    
Ariana Waynes       
Center for Nature and Leadership    
Centro Holastico para el Bienestar de la  Salud Mental    
Christina M Derrick    
Christine Willis    
El Solad'Ares    
Elizabeth Beachy    
Finding Mindful Now   
Harry Stathis    
Heidi Britt Mullican    
Kathryn Eichholz    
Linda Desmet    
Magnolia Holistic Healthcare    
Marc Farrow   
Maria Tadic    
Melissa Winslade    
Peter Cole    
Rafael Aguilar Martanez    
Ronald Rowe    
Stephanie Wisbeski    
Terry Brazeau    
Viviane Rachinski


A Gougeon    
Adnohr - The Real Assistant    
Agneta Lundberg  
Alastair Macdonald  
Alexandra Cummings
Amanda Bond    
Amy Witt    
Ana Turk    
Andrew Kuhn  
Angela Brown  
Angela Grogan Henehan    
Anne Dailey    
Art Wanders  
Awareness With Nature, LLC    
Baker Hill Farms
Carrie Blake    
Cathy Scott  
Christine Westra  
Christy Eidson  
Christy Pettit    
Clara Luxford    
Cloy Dellaripa    
Conn Fitzgibbon  
Danielle Burns  
David Mahlik Jr  
Deborah Wilk  
Deedee Panesar  
Denise Otani  
Desmond Lane  
Diane Hannemann  
Dorothy Wohlslagel  
Elizabeth Muth  
Elyssa Pompa    
Emily Fuerste        
Erika Ober    
Erika Walker  
Everett Marshall  
Flyingpig Antiques and Collectibles  
Freedom Through Sound    
Gary Abreim    
Gavin Van Horn  
Hannah Smith  
Harvey Stevens  
Hendrica Regez  
Henrik Hallgren    
hoi ki yuki yu    
Ian Williams    
Ingolf Gruen    
Iris Heusler  
Iris Kedmi    
J Gill    
Jennifer Siedlecki  
Jennifer Slothower  
Jessica Volpentesta  
Jill Jakimetz    
Jillian Weisenbach  
Jim Garriock    
Joanne Stein  
Jonathan Seiling  
Julian Spalding    
Julie Andersen    
Julie Gosselin    
Julie Sczerbinski    
Karen Kuers    
Karen Ostrowski    
Karen Schmiing   
Karla Passalacqua    
KAStilwell Designs
Katherine Fleming
Kathleen Rosen
Katherine Zadati
Laurie McClain    
Laurie Owen   
Leesa Nash    
Leighsa O'Shea    
Lennie Noiles    
Leslie Maitri    
Linda Stark  
Lindsey Wayland    
Lisa Caprina    
Ludmila Hiekin    
Lynette Gilbert    
Lynn McLure    
Lynn Springle     
Magdalena Taraszka   
Margaret Jacobs    
Margaret Shafer    
Marilyn Matevia    
Marion Tansey    
Martha O'Hehir    
Melissa Cain    
Michael Andersen    
Michael Parker    
Michael Swords    
Michele Brueggen    
Michele Palmer    
Michelle Wolff    
Michelle Wood    
Mindful Stress Solutions    
Murphy's Forest Tours and Adventures
in  Fly-Fishing    
Myriam Madigan    
Nancy Chitwood
Nancy Hayes    
Nicole Were    
Pam Guthrie    
Patrick McNulty    
Paula Gross    
Places Make People LLC    
Regina Jenkins    
Richard Poulin    
Richard Strattan    
Runar Holen    
Russell Paynter    
Sam Pratt     
Samuel Bromberg    
Sandy Fortin    
Sara Ross    
Sari Somersalmi    
Shahul Hameed    
Shelley Crabtree    
Sigal Ramon    
Sohie Dion    
Sonik Wheel Productions    
Surinder Bains    
Tara Muenz    
Teresa Brown    
The Human Equation    
Theodora Lindsey    
Thomas Rossi    
Timothy Miles       
Tom Redmond
Tracy Geist    
Val Green    
Valerie Elliott    
Wholly Being    
William Fink    
Young Jin Kim