For our fourth Pass It Forward honoree, Joe Gaydos has selected Warren Moon, Executive Director of Wilderness Awareness School. Joe passed it forward to Warren because “I have been inspired by his work as a nature awareness, tracking and wilderness survival instructor and especially inspired by his work to steward the Wilderness Awareness School in Duvall. His philosophy of connecting people to nature rings true to me; by connecting people to nature we better develop a society that understands how we are all connected and allows people to better care for themselves, their community and the world. We need more people like that in our world today.”
Warren Moon is the current Executive Director of Wilderness Awareness School and a member of the Board of Trustees. He began working with Wilderness Awareness School in 1995 as Youth Programs Director. He has since served as an instructor and administrator for all aspects of Wilderness Awareness School’s programs until becoming Executive Director in 2001. Warren has a BS in Mechanical Engineering, and worked as an environmental engineer until he discovered that nature and mentoring were his true passions. His vision is to help restore people’s reverence for life so that we can be better stewards of ourselves, our communities and our planet.
Warren and his wife M’liss have two daughters Kylah and Cassidy, whose favorite day of the week is when they are in program at Wilderness Awareness School. Warren loves gardening, sports, playing guitar and enjoying the beauty of the Snoqualmie valley with his family and his dog, Sadie.