One of the most beloved elements of the Tinkergarten experience is the interaction between children and their Leader. Our expert Leaders are carefully vetted and thoroughly prepared to bring memorable Tinkergarten experiences to families across the country. While each Leader has their own unique story, all share a deep commitment to delivering impactful learning experiences to kids everywhere.
San Francisco, CA
Hi! I am a mom of 2 energetic boys who love playing outdoors. Nature provides the best environment for my children to be creative, build confidence, and explore without rigid rules and boundaries. As a National Board Certified public school teacher for over 15 years, I will strive to bring the joys of learning into the outdoors. I am passionate about nature, conservation, and equity in outdoor access. I love living in the Bay Area and hope to bring the diverse community together for outdoor education. I am also bilingual: I speak English and Cantonese. Join me !
Hello! I am so glad you've found Tinkergarten! I am a mother of three and I have a true passion for working with children. I do what I can to be a positive influence in their development and have been doing so, professionally, for almost 15 years. I am fueled by their curiosity, excitement, and interest with learning and playing. It fills me with joy to be able to facilitate that growth in children and families in a such positive way! AND in NATURE, WHICH I LOVE! I feel at home when I am outside, soaking in the world around me, and I hope that I can exude that same love to you and your family, to create not only life long needed skills, but life long childhood memories as well!
Christina has been joyfully leading Tinkergarten classes since 2017. Her parenting and educational philosophies have been shaped by over 20 years in early childhood education as well as an advanced degree earned by raising her two wild and wonder-filled boys. Christina believes that life is best learned outdoors and nature is the ideal classroom. She connects with children and their grown ups from a place of understanding and love as she guides them through playful discovery. Tinkergarten provides one of a kind opportunities for families to play and learn together in a way that speaks to the child in all of us. Join Christina for a Tinkergarten class today!
Early Childhood Educator
Falls Church, VA
Leader since 2020
“I began my career as a teacher with Teach for America. I taught for seven years before shifting gears and homeschooling my own children. Seeing my children find wonder and joy in the outdoors motivated me to become a Tinkergarten Leader!”
Social Media Consultant & Homeschool Mom
Huntington Beach, CA
Leader since 2020
It’s a gift to see kids’ creativity and imagination spark when they’re taking in the magic of this Earth. I struggled finding a child-led class until finding Tinkergarten, and became a leader to fuel that joy for kids, with a bit of Español for ESL learners, Bienvenidos!
Magical moments and meaningful impact make for some pretty great job perks.