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Jessie Wilder

A native of North Carolina, Jessie Wilder worked as a registered nurse for over 20 years. She then founded the Blue Ridge Naturalist program at UNC-Asheville, taught in a local herbal medicine school and now teaches natural history interpretation at the NC Arboretum.  She enjoys cooking wild foods, hearing and telling a tall tale, and helping others connect with the peace and adventure that wild places have to offer.