Meet us

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Sarah Stone, PhD
Executive Director

Sarah, the founder and Executive Director of Wonderbloom, has a PhD in early childhood development and has spent over 19 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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Abdul Razak Adam
Early Childhood Educator
 

Abdul Razak Adam is originally from Ghana, West Africa where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in education and was a PE teacher for many years. Abdul spent time working with school aged kids in New York City before moving to Utah to work with children with special needs. Teaching has been his life’s work and passion.. His goal is to try to understand their behavior and help them grow in the best possible ways. His hobbies include playing volleyball and listening to music

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Grace Tedrick
Early Childhood Eductor

Grace is originally from Virginia but moved to Utah in June 2021. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree 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.

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Jake McCabe

Early Childhood Educator

Jake is from Rochester, Minnesota. In Minnesota, he worked at a daycare, coached AAU basketball, and various sports camps. He has been living in Salt Lake City for the last year, and is loving the change of scenery! Since moving, Jake has worked as a substitute teacher at various schools, daycares, and after school programs. He is incredibly excited to be a Butterfly teacher and work with your kids! Outside of the classroom, Jake is a basketball skills trainer. In his free time, he enjoy thrifting & reselling clothing, slacklining, tree climbing, and woodworking

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Lianna Lopez, MEd
Director

Lianna is originally from Northern California. Lianna moved to Utah in 2015, and earned a master’s degree in Education with a focus on Montessori Early Education from Westminster College. Lianna has over 16 years of experience working in the classroom with young children and families. One of Lianna's biggest passions is being a bird nerd! Lianna loves birds so much that she currently serves on the Great Salt Lake Audubon Board of Directors and is their Education Chair. Lianna also enjoys cooking, swimming, playing pinball, crocheting, hiking, golfing, backpacking, bowling and spending time with her family.

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Mariah Leick

Early Childhood Educator

Mariah grew up in the beautiful Southwest desert and moved to Utah after graduating from Arizona State University in 2018. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Global Studies and Environmental Sustainability. Her previous experiences include providing gardening education to refugee community members, teaching toddlers, and working as a nanny. Mariah enjoys exploring the foothills with her dog, experimenting in her garden and kitchen, and learning new languages.

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Stephanie Jones, LCSW
Early Childhood Educator

 

Stephanie is a nature-loving mom of two. Born in Idaho and raised in the Wasatch Front, there is nothing she enjoys more than being in the mountains camping, hiking, and running with her kids in tow. She has a Bachelors of Science in Psychology and a Masters in Social Work. She loves supporting children and families and has worked in therapeutic settings for over 12 years. 

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Lauren Isom 

Classroom Assistant

Originally from Idaho, Lauren moved to Salt Lake City a little over a year ago to finish her degree at the University of Utah. She is studying Environmental and Sustainability Studies and hopes to continue working in Environmental Education after she graduates. Outside of studying, Lauren is an avid rock climber and spends her free time at the local climbing gym or in Little Cottonwood Canyon. She also loves exploring local running trails, and is hoping to do some races later this year. She was introduced to nature-based education while she was an au pair in Frankfurt, Germany and is super excited to be at Wonderbloom.

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Shauna Tuiono
Center Supervisor

 

Shauna was born and raised in New Mexico, but has lived in Utah for several years. She is trained and certified as a Montessori Early Childhood Educator, and taught preschool for over 11 years. She got her bachelor’s degree in Geology from Brigham Young University, and loved learning outdoors for her degree!  Currently, Shauna is working on earning a master’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Grand Canyon University.  Shauna loves the outdoors! When she isn’t outside, Shauna is busy at home keeping up with a toddler, and getting her husband to love the outdoors too. In her spare time, she likes to bake, crochet, and sew.

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Cameron Mooney

Classroom Assistant

Cameron Mooney grew up in Salt Lake City. She played four years of college basketball. Cameron is working towards her bachelor degree in graphic design. She worked with kids at the Boys & Girls Club and at various sport camps. Cameron is excited and grateful to be working at Wonderbloom. Cameron is eager to learn and grow as an early childhood educator! In her spare time Cameron loves playing sports and regularly competes in outdoor volleyball leagues. She also loves arts and crafts, especially oil painting.

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Autumn Busse

Classroom Assistant

Autumn is a native Minnesotan, but she loves being out West. She is a sophomore in college and is studying early childhood education. Her boyfriend plays basketball for the University of Utah and she loves watching the Utes play. Her favorite state is Colorado, and she loves meeting new cats and dogs. In her spare time, Autumn enjoys camping, traveling, spending time with her niece, and being outdoors.

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Early Childhood Educator

We are currently looking to hire another EC Educator!

If you are interested in applying please email:

Lianna.lopez@wonderbloom.org