As leader of Flybird Experience, Laura Derks guides people on restorative experiences in nature. She has over 30 years of experience in health care, environmental stewardship, and sustainability. She is a certified TreeKeeper through Openlands and a volunteer with Sierra Club Inspiring Connections to the Outdoors. She also has First Aid Certification through Red Cross. Laura holds a B.A. from Duke University and a M.H.S. from Johns Hopkins University.