Meet us

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Sarah Stone, PhD
Executive Director

Sarah Stone, the founder and Exec. Director of Wonderbloom, has a PhD in early childhood development and has spent over 16 years teaching and supervising early childhood programs including Parents As Teachers and Early Head Start. In addition, Sarah has trained in nature-based education approaches. She has incorporated her extensive knowledge of early childhood development with principles of nature-based learning to create the underlying philosophy and structure of Wonderbloom.

Sarah has two little ones, ages 8 years and 5 years. She loves to take them on adventures both in Utah and abroad.  Sarah also loves to spend extra time volunteering in the community; you'll find her at Sundance Film Festival each Winter.

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Lianna Lopez
Director, MS 

Lianna has a degree in Early Childhood and a master's degree in Education. 

 

Lianna has over 15 years of experience working in the classroom with young children and families. Lianna's passions include birdwatching, cooking, swimming, hiking, wandering outdoors, and spending time with her five month old son. She is super excited to be working with the teachers and is looking forward to getting to know all of our families.

Grace Tedrick
Early Childhood Eductor

Born and raised in the beautiful mountains of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Bri learned to love and appreciate the outdoors because her parents encouraged her to explore outside as much as they could.

 

Bri studied environmental studies and education studies at Ithaca College where she graduated in 2018. Her experiences in the environmental and education departments helped her realize that she wanted to pursue a career in environmental education.

Bri has been in Salt Lake for just over a year and is in love so far. When she is not working, Bri enjoys playing outside, catching early trams, hiking in the mountains, and traveling all over the world.

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Grace is originally from Virginia but moved to Utah last June. She graduated from Virginia Tech where she majored in wildlife conservation. She has a huge passion for conservation, sustainability, and spending time outdoors.

 

Her hobbies include hiking, bird watching, meditation, and yoga. Grace has lots of previous experience with wilderness living skills from being a Wilderness Therapy Field Guide where she worked with female-born adolescents who have neurodivergence. 

Bri Matthews

Early Childhood Educator