Chris Knapp is a father, homesteader and environmental educator. He is passionate about sharing inroads to place-connection and gratitude through hand craft, wilderness travel, and homesteading arts. Chris began teaching and guiding at Kroka Expeditions where, for multiple years, he instructed on Kroka's winter semester for high school students. Chris has taught experiential education from grade school to graduate school levels, and, since 2008, has been the lead educator for Maine Local Living School. Chris holds a M.S. in environmental studies from Antioch University New England, is a Wilderness First Responder and a registered Maine Guide.
Ashirah Knapp is an experiential educator, homesteader of 20-plus years, goat farmer, Maine Guide, and mother. She has worked in accounting and addiction medicine offices and enjoyed many years offering in-home senior care. She runs Maine Local Living School's animal husbandry program and is finishing two novels and several short children's stories.
Ashirah and Chris with family on the homestead.