About Tam

Photo Credit: Stud Green

Tam is a trained Forest Therapy Guide through the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs. Living in a fast-paced urban environment she seeks refuge in her local parks, gardens, and green spaces. Tam has first hand experience of the healing benefits of spending time in nature. Through an evolving love for outdoor adventure such as hiking, backpacking, camping, and cross country skiing, she has spent extensive time outside, particularly in the mountains and deep forests of Northern New England.  Part of Tam’s training includes learning about Shinrin-Yoku/Forest Bathing and gaining a deeper understanding of the scientific framework for how deepening our connection with nature can enhance well-being and support healing.

Working locally as a self employed Handy Person as well as a teacher and custodian at The Eliot School, Tam is very connected to her neighborhood of Jamaica Plain where she has lived since 1998. She also has extensive experience working with LGBTQ Youth through BAGLY, The Theater Offensive’s True Colors, and The Venture Out Project. Tam is excited to share the practice of taking in the forest atmosphere by guiding Forest Therapy Walks for all.

Tam holds CPR, First Aid and Wilderness First Aid certifications.

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