Dr. Tamberly Conway, Ph.D., Founder and CEO of Conservation Conexions, serves as a Certified Nature and Forest Therapy Guide, a Certified Forest Therapy Trail Consultant, Canopy Watch Board Co-Chair and a Dovetail Partners Associate. Tamberly served for 12 years with the USDA Forest Service Conservation Education Program, as a Conservation Education Specialist in Texas and a Partnerships, Diversity and Inclusion Specialist in Washington, D.C., where she focused on diversity engagement, health and nature initiatives, forest health/human health relationships, conservation education and community empowerment in conservation. Tamberly has been engaged in the health and nature realm for over 10 years, through a variety of unique partnerships between land management agencies, health care professionals, NGOs, educational institutions and others, creating traditional and non-traditional partnerships in conservation education and community engagement to reach diverse audiences with meaningful and relevant conservation and stewardship opportunities. During her tenure with the USFS, she worked to propel Forest Therapy within the agency and among diverse communities through funding bilingual Forest Therapy sessions at community events, engaging with Park Rx America in health and nature collaborations, and the implementing the first-ever bilingual Forest Therapy training in collaboration with a number of diverse partner organizations. Tamberly has served as an international speaker on the subject matter of propelling the Forest Therapy practice globally, and she most recently supported the facilitation of an international collaboration among the Korea Forest Welfare Institute, the Korea Forest Therapy Forum, the USDA Forest Service, the University of British Colombia and Conservation Conexions, to expand Forest Therapy research and practice in the field She believes Forest Therapy and canopy ascents are powerful mechanisms to create relationships between people and the more-than-human world, thereby supporting the health of people and the land. Tamberly holds a B.S. in Wildlife Management from McNeese State University, an M.S. in Forest Recreation Management, and a Ph.D. in Forestry, with a focus on Human Dimensions in Natural Resources, from the College of Forestry and Agriculture at Stephen F. Austin State University.