Lyne is a nature lover. Hiking, kayaking, gardening, and practicing Tai Chi and Qigong outdoors are some of her favorite activities. Born in Quebec, Canada, Lyne moved to Boston to pursue a career in science. Although she enjoyed everything Boston had to offer, she felt a strong need to spend weekends outdoors with her family to help alleviate the effects of living a fast-paced life in the city. Her career slowly transitioned from being a scientist in a pharmaceutical company to owning a Martial Arts studio and thereby teaching natural ways to improve and maintain health. Eventually, Lyne and her husband’s longing for a slower-paced lifestyle closer to nature led them to McMinnville, Oregon where they felt at home from day one.
Lyne’s children enjoy nature and the outdoors, but not as enthusiastically as their parents. In order to inspire a deeper appreciation of nature, Lyne enrolled her son in a camp at Outdoor Education Adventure with Theresa and Neyssa. Lyne’s son wasn’t overly thrilled about spending an entire week outside and went to camp with cold feet on the first day. When Lyne picked him up that evening, however, her son’s enthusiasm was palpable. He refused to leave right away, taking her on a hike to show her, bursting with pride, all that he learned that day. He woke up eager to go to camp from that day on.
Lyne believes that inspiring environmental stewardship in children is essential. She knows, however, that it is not an easy task. It needs to be done in a way that appeals to and engages children. Theresa and Neyssa have accomplished this and much more with Outdoor Education Adventure. It is therefore a great honor and pleasure for Lyne to be part of an organization with such a worthy goal and the knowledge, skills, and passion to achieve it.