Staff & Bios


Staff & Bios

Point Reyes Summer Camp is staffed by a remarkable group of people who share a love for the natural world, great enthusiasm for outdoor adventure, and dedication to fostering confidence and creating experiences that evoke awe and connection. Our programs promote inclusion, change lives, and inspire the next generation of environmental stewards.
Jasmine (Jazzy)
Point Reyes Summer Camp Nature & Science Educator

Jasmine Dingler (“Jazzy”) joined PRNSA in November 2018. Jazzy’s professional life has focused on promoting biological diversity and growing environmental literacy through research, community engagement, and firsthand experience. She started her career as a wildlife biologist (focused on disease ecology and conservation medicine), and holds a B.S. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from U.C. Santa Cruz and a M.S. in Comparative Pathology from U.C. Davis. She is passionate about science communication, citizen science, and providing the public with opportunities to experience nature. Jazzy is very excited to join PRNSA’s education department, and looks forward to contributing to summer camp and year-round nature education at the seashore. She is also excited to help grow and diversify PRNSA’s CIT (Counselor In Training) and other youth leadership programs. Her past youth development experiences include being a U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Youth Conservation Corps Crew Leader, Naturalist for NatureBridge in Southern California, Wilderness Trip Leader for Lifeschool, and Programs Manager for Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods. She is also a docent for Landbird Monitoring Program at Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge, and enjoys nature photography, hiking, swimming, traveling, and exploring California’s scenic parks and public lands.

Environmental Education Manager

Sam is a nature enthusiast from Mendocino County, northern California. He graduated from San Francisco State University with a B.A. in International Relations and is a recent graduate of the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey where he earned an M.A. in International Environmental Policy. He has worked on social and environmental issues in California, El Salvador and Ecuador while emphasizing education and respect for nature. Sam is passionate about environmental education and contributing to environmental stewardship. He loves to cook in his spare time, taking advantage of the fresh produce grown in California.