Leader since Fall 2016

Hi, my name is Crystal Winstead-Heinecke. I am a leader based in Gilbert, AZ

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About Tinkergarten

Tinkergarten provides high-quality early childhood learning in the healthiest classroom of all—the outdoors. Families connect with trained leaders in their local community for play-based kids classes that help develop core life skills, all while having fun!

I grew up on desert dirt, enjoying the sun on our faces, playing in monsoon mud, with bugs creeping across our fingers. I come with a family full of adventurers, outdoor lovers, and nature enthusiasts. You can find us down in the garden, hiking a Sonoran trail, soaking up the woods, or reading by a tree somewhere. This is why we love Tinkergarten. Nature has been our respite and teacher through all my years of motherhood and I find deep joy in bringing a piece of that to our local community. Time and time again I've been amazed at what the outdoor classroom provides to families and children when we take down the walls, let them roam, and reconnect in an organic way.

- Crystal Winstead-Heinecke