Hannah Heavenrich has been with the IWMA education program since 2018.  She has a Bachelor’s degree in environmental studies from Carleton College and a Master’s degree in biology from Arizona State University.    Hannah is passionate about environmental outreach and education and enjoys sharing her passion for the outdoors. Hannah leads field trips and presents class programs for the IWMA.


Stacey Smith has been with the IWMA education program since 2008. She has a BS in Education from Eastern Michigan University, and a California teaching credential.  Stacey has received many accolades from kindergarten and first grade teachers. In addition to her stellar work in the classroom and leading field trips, Stacey coordinates scheduling class programs and oversees office operations.



Priscilla Sisommout holds a B.S. in Evolution, Ecology, and Biodiversity from U.C. Davis.  Her passion for the environment is exemplified by the many environmental projects in which she has participated.  Priscilla has experience teaching about watersheds, working as a fisheries technician at Point Reyes National Seashore, and collecting data about water quality.  Priscilla leads field trips and presents class programs for the IWMA.



Dean Thompson has over 30 years of experience teaching environmental education along the central coast of California.  He received his B.S. in Natural Resources Management from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and holds a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential.  Dean brings a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to his new education team.


Mike di Milo holds a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources Management. He leads field trips and is involved in coordinating all of the recycling education program activities for the IWMA.  Mike has over twenty years of experience in developing and administering school education programs.