The Stewards of the Wilderness Between hold space for members of the pagan community to explore their connection to the sacred natural world. They are responsible for planning our events, whether a camping trip, day hike, dinner, or a large ritual.
We always welcome ideas, feedback, etc., so please don't hesitate to contact us.
Mason (he/they) is a fellow seeker and aspiring mystic following a winding path of Druid wisdom and intuitive magic. Seminary taught him how to translate various faith ideas into sacred language he can understand. He has no answers and relishes every question, certain only that he is blessed as a queer trans person. When not in the forest or in his head, he can be found in the joyous company of his spouse and their cats in a little house near the mouth of the Anacostia river.
Jay grew up deep in the Appalachian mountains. While herb-lore and folk medicine are still part of daily life, being caught skinny dipping under the full moon with a group of women, mud painting their bodies with runes and astrological symbols, was more than the church could handle and he was left to find his true path. He now wanders those magical places where land, water and sky join together, but still rutting in the mud in sacred play whenever the opportunity arises.
Jillian was raised with the woods as their playground. Now he is a tree-hugging, atheist, barefoot-enthusiast Druid with an intuition-first practice. A casual linguist, baker, crochet-er (ist?), and origami aficionado, she spends time with her spouse wrangling two kids and one cat. If xe sees something sacred in the woods, xe WILL touch it.
One of the Wilderness Between’s newest Stewards, Juno grew up with their feet in the soil of the Shenandoah Valley, exploring spiritual connections in the forest and on the farm. A dabbler and kitchen witch, their family affectionately calls them the “Soup Hag'' for the magic that happens in their cooking pot. Currently Juno is an Apprentice with the Ancient Order of Druids in America with a focus on watershed health. If they’re not at home crafting, petting cats or digging in the garden, you can find them in the woods wading in creeks and telling the trees they’re beautiful.
Marybeth is a devotional polytheist whose spiritual practices emphasize honoring her deities, mysticism, contemplation, and nature reverence. She has been a practicing Pagan of some kind or another since about 2005. She has a near-obsessive love of books, and a strong passion for earth-based skills that immerse her in nature and allow her to live a little more lightly on the earth, including foraging, gardening, and various crafts like spinning, weaving, knitting, and natural dyeing.
Caitlin (she/they) is new to druidry but has been a tree-hugging, music-making, star-gazing witch for many years. She has a deep connection to the woods and streams in her central Maryland hometown and can often be found hiking the local trails and rescuing tortoises from mountain bikers.
Goofy, anxious, and fun-loving with the heart (if not the head and hands) of an artist, philosopher, and farmer. Broad interests make her an attentive listener who sincerely enjoys learning about and trying many things. She describes herself as an agnostic, buddhist, druid who is currently undertaking bardic studies.
Having grown up in the wild's of Minnesota eating bear hearts for breakfast and dancing naked under the glow of the Northern Lights, Nikki is the person you wish you'd had as a lab-mate back in high school, because you might have passed AND you wouldn't feel so badly about having burned that hole in Katie Winslow's backpack "on accident." Ask to see her tattoo...we double dog dare you.
Michael (he/him) walks a druidic path with a deep love for hiking, astronomy, camping, and nature photography. He also loves baking bread, and is the resident web guru. When camping he is the one holding the bag of trail mix.