Leader since Spring 2017

Hi, my name is Leah Sernas. I am a leader based in Homewood, IL

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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 in the suburbs of LA playing outside. I searched high and wide for honeysuckle weeds popping up out of the sidewalks and yards; rejoiced over every overhanging fruit that I could reach; made up millions of stories staring at clouds; and sang to and hugged the fruit trees in my backyard. I ended up going to college in upstate NY going on daily runs by the rivers with the deer. I fell in love even more with the outdoors as I marveled at the local waterfalls and the Finger Lakes. I aim to return to my alma mater for my 20th wedding anniversary for the express purpose of hiking the 13 waterfalls of Ithaca, NY. In the meantime, I stay at home and spend my days with my 5 children, ages 2 through 12, looking for natural wonders in our new home in the Chicagoland area.

- Leah Sernas