After School Team

K - 2 Educators   3 - 5 Educators   6-7 Educators   EC/Intervention   Enrichment/Electives

Aubrie Leonard, After School Program Coordinator

Aubrie was raised in Hendersonville, NC with her large family of four brothers, one sister and various pets! After high school, she traveled and worked several different internships over the course of two years. She then earned her Horticulture Diploma with Haywood Community College and took continuing educational classes with AB-Tech. She was self employed as a landscaper and farm sitter for approximately two years until she decided she needed to tap into her extrovert powers and become more involved with human beings! She has worked with young adults in trauma, adolescents with eating disorders and then began working with youth in foster care. While doing so, she became passionate for advocating for youth in the DSS system and became a GAL (court appointed voice for children). She loves creating safe learning and growing environments for children of all ages. children.

Caitlin Riley, After School Program Assistant

Caitlin grew up in Minnesota, where she spent most of her time exploring the woods and lakes with her family. In college, she spent her summers working as a trip leader and cabin counselor at a small camp in Northern Minnesota. It was during these summers that Caitlin realized she wanted to turn her passion for the outdoors into a career. Post college graduation, she took jobs teaching outdoor education all over the world, including New Zealand, Australia, and Hong Kong. Upon her return to the US, Caitlin continued her outdoor career, working as a wilderness therapy field guide, mountaineering and sea kayaking guide, and ropes course instructor. In 2011, Caitlin found herself moving to western North Carolina to return her summer camp roots, and has been in the area ever since. She recently decided to return to school to pursue her master’s degree in social work. When she is not working or completing school assignments, Caitlin loves to go mountain biking, hiking, and generally hanging outside with her partner Ryan and their pup Dora.