Stephanie is the CEO and founder of Pineapple Acres – a holistic healing and educational center. This is a place where she combines spiritual healing and nature. For Stephanie, gardening is not simply about growing plants. Gardening is a chance to reconnect to nature, where she can seek the space to listen to her soul. Stephanie wants to spread this magic through experiences and education in her outdoor classroom. Stephanie has been gardening since she was a little girl. She has experiences in landscaping and is certified in permaculture design. She co-created a children’s gardening club and designs school educational gardens. She recently partnered with a county park to design another children’s garden in the Fall. When she’s not gardening, Stephanie enjoys writing, surfing, cooking, and spending time with her family. She has published several poems and is creating an epic fantasy novel. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point with a degree in English and an emphasis in Creative Writing. She is also earning certification in meditation, mindfulness, energy medicine and stress management.