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Meet us


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.


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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Genevieve Smith
Classroom Assistant/ Intern

​Genevieve is an undergraduate at BYU majoring in Family Studies, and minoring in Philosophy. She will be interning this fall, and is excited to be working with the team and kids. Genevieve understands that caring for children is not always easy, yet from her experiences she feels it is rewarding work. In her free time she enjoys playing tennis, drawing, reading, and spending time with her roommates and family playing card games & watching shows. Genevieve joined the Wonderbloom Team in August 2023.​


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


Lianna Lopez, MEd

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.


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.


Harlem McCombs
Early Childhood Educator


Harlem is originally from Costa Rica where she earned a degree in tourism administration. She has lived in Utah for the past 10 years. She has always been passionate about working with young children, and has previously worked as a preschool teacher and nanny. She is excited to join Wonderbloom after being a stay-at-home mother for her three children, a 14-year-old and 9-year-old twins. Harlem is fluent in Spanish, and her hobbies include: yoga, cycling, cooking, watching movies, and spending time in nature with her family


Jenna Krueger

Early Childhood Educator

Jenna is from Eugene, Oregon. She graduated from the University of Puget Sound in 2021 with a degree in Psychology. She has been living in Salt Lake City for a little over a year working as a wilderness therapy field guide. Her experience with children includes working at preschool, working at a summer camp as a counselor and a naturalist, and with a wilderness therapy program. In her free time she loves to go rollerblading, rock climbing, and reading.


Lizzy Warner,
Assistant Director


Lizzie grew up in Salt Lake City. She has a bachelor's degree from Utah State University in Family Life Studies. Lizzy has over 8 years of experience working with infants all the way up through school aged children. She is excited about the philosophy of Wonderbloom and to embrace nature based learning fully. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, restoring old items, hiking, and spending time in the sunshine. 


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.


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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Bobby Mallick

Classroom Assistant/Intern

Bobby is a 4th-year psychology student at the University of Utah. He has always been fascinated by the intersection of child development and the natural world, which led him to explore the incredible opportunity of working in an environment where these two elements intertwine. Bobby hopes to actively engage, and encourage exploration and connection with nature. He is fortunate to have the opportunity to witness firsthand how exposure to the outdoors positively impacts cognitive, emotional, and social development. Bobby joined the Wonderbloom Team in August 2023

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