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Our Team

Our team of professionals are children at heart, who have a heart for children. They bring a variety of skills, experiences, education, and backgrounds with a desire for children to experience the wonder of outdoor play.

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Terra Haisley

Director / Lead Teacher

Terra is an Occupational Therapy Assistant and has worked with children in schools, camps, clubs, and community events for more than 30 years. Her childhood experiences, growing up in Alaska, have shaped her love of nature and passion for outdoor play. Terra is excited about giving children the opportunity to engage with each other and nature in a more meaningful way through TerraTime programs.

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Amanda Lancaster

Lead Teacher / Senior Guide

Amanda has been a part of the TerraTime team from the very beginning and is an Instructional Assistant at Eaton Elementary. She has a passion for nature and being outdoors that stems from a long history of following her brothers around at Boy Scout camp every year.  Amanda's enthusiasm inspires children to explore and express their creativity. She looks forward to sharing her passion with your children and showing them the joys of outdoor play that shaped her childhood.

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Chelsea Howerton


Chelsea is a mom to four nature and animal-loving boys. She works from home and started homeschooling her boys three years ago. Hiking, camping, and swimming are a few things she loves doing with her family. She grew up in Jay County way out in the country and loved exploring the woods and creek with her sister and cousins. She is excited to join TerraTime and spend time exploring alongside her boys.

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Malia Stephens


With her background as a children's ministry teacher in her church and her expertise as a licensed insurance broker, Malia brings her love of working with children and a passion for helping others to the TerraTime team. She also enjoys caring for her family, camping, going to the lake, gardening, and reading. Malia is excited about the opportunity to provide children with a meaningful and transformative experience at TerraTime.

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Jessica Fourman


Jessica is a stay-at-home mom to two young, energetic, nature-loving boys. Homeschooling her boys has allowed her to experience, first-hand, the benefits of nature play, and freedom to explore, to build confidence and resilience in children. Her favorite hobbies include gardening, hiking, and camping with her family and friends. Jessica is very excited to share her passion for learning in nature with your children at TerraTime this year. 

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Lindsay Edwards

Lead Teacher - Middle School

Lindsay is a Visual Arts Teacher and has taught in Jay and Randolph county schools, Arts Place, church, and many painting events for 20 years. She currently homeschools her children. She grew up living on the Mississinewa River, exploring nature, climbing trees, and tending to farm animals. Her passion for Art is inspired by our natural world and its great beauty.

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Mikayla Rainho

Senior Guide

Mikayla is a technology teacher at TechWise Academy. She has played soccer for 15 years and now coaches elementary students.   Mikayla enjoys reading, traveling, playing games

with friends and family, and going to the beach.  Her favorite childhood memories include playing outside with neighborhood kids and going to Girl Scout Camps.  She is super excited to explore the wonder of TerraTime through nature play and learning!

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Bethany Ratts


Bethany is a Special Education Assistant at Albany Elementary and has her master's degree in Ag Extension Education.  She enjoys gardening, canning, boating on the lake, and finding activities to do outdoors.  She looks forward to sharing her love for the outdoors with children at TerraTime this year!

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Donna Healy

Substitute Guide

Donna is a mom of five, grandma to three, and great-grandma to one. She has over 11 years of experience as a foster parent and almost 25 years of caring for family members with special needs. In addition to spending time with her family, Donna enjoys serving at her church, cooking, gardening, and mentoring.  She has seen the joy and benefits of nature play and looks forward to providing opportunities for children to learn at TerraTime.

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Jeri Harman

Curriculum Development

Jeri is the behind-the-scenes superstar who takes our vision for summer programs and adds all the details.  She is the High Ability teacher at Royerton Elementary and has worked in the schools for over 30 years.  During her free time, she enjoys reading, gardening, and spending time with her family and friends.

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