Aubrey Garner

Educator - Crystal River Elementary School

Aubrey grew up in rural north Texas and spent most her days outside. Her passion for nature and exploring expanded when she was able to travel around the world for several years after high school. She visited many countries along the way and lived in Australia and in England, wher she studied Design Craft at the University of the Arts London. The year 2016 brought her back to the United States, and she began her studies in Natural Resources Management at Oregon State University. After several years managing summer camps and outdoor leadership organizations, she was eager to move along the path toward Environmental Education. Aubrey began working at ACES as a summer camp Educator in 2022 and fell in love with the community, children, and organization. She is now a year-round educator at Crystal River Elementary School in Carbondale, Colorado. When not working with youth, you can find Aubrey creating stained glass art, painting, backpacking, tending to her garden plot, or enjoying some live music.