Michael Stein-Ross founded Cascadia Forest Therapy in 2017 after earning his Nature and Forest Therapy Guide certification from the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy. Since then he has guided over 200 forest bathing sessions across the Puget Sound region. Over the last two years he co-facilitated Cascadia Forest Therapy’s transformation into a non-profit, organized as a member self-directed co-op, to advance the culture of nature connection practices and support the regional community of forest therapy guides. Michael also holds a MEd. in Learning and Technology and teaches humanities at Maritime High School.