Nikki Moon Shoneman
Has a BA in Fine Arts from UCSC focusing on painting and drawing, and was honored as a California Art Scholar. She is the founder and past director and art facilitator for MOVE (Making Our Voices Empowered), a non-profit art organization providing alternative education to at-risk youth in the Bay Area for over seven years. She has also taught natural science and history to 4-6th graders, backpacking in the wilderness with high school and college students while conducting environmental studies. She helped open Dobra West and created the food menu while being the kitchen manager.
Nikki has a diverse education in Midwifery, Herbalism, Bodywork and is a Wilderness First Responder. Nikki graduated from Lifeways, an Early childhood education program based on the teachings of Rudolf Steiner, and the Explorations program through the Center of Anthroposophy. She is currently finishing Antioch University Master’s in Education, which includes a Waldorf Grades training.
Now living in the mountains of North Carolina with her husband and three children, they enjoy hiking, swimming, cooking, gardening, and making art together. Nikki continues to make art and teach art at a local therapeutic boarding school for high school teens and teaches at Asheville Waldorf School 100% outside as the Outdoor Parent-Child and Middle School Art teacher.
Nikki is excited to be blending her passion for the wilderness, art, and education into an offering through Inchanted Journeys.