Chauce Coxon is the co-founder and director of Circle of Children. He is the program manager for Circle’s Youth Immersion Program for Sustainability and the manager of a 2 acre permaculture garden. He has received his Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) through Aprovecho in Oregon. As an empowered youth taking on a variety of roles and responsibilities, he is also a website designer, community builder, event planner and land steward. His experience co-facilitating the operation of a non-profit have inspired him to help others realize their passions and gifts that they have to offer to the world and to activate them through selfless service to humanity.
Carolina Allen studied early childhood development at the University of Oregon and completed her Early Childhood Teacher Training at the Eugene Waldorf School. Carolina serves as Secretary on the board of Circle of Children and has volunteered as a teacher and artist for many community events. She is an active member of the Eugene Waldorf School Arts and Enrichment program, the Anthroposophical Society, and the Eugene Waldorf Festival Eurythmy Troupe. Carolina currently works as the director and lead teacher at the Mother Tree while also writing and illustrating a children’s book.
Meghan Machado is the administrative manager of Circle of Children. She received her BA in Anthropology at the University of California in Santa Cruz, and graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. She is responsible for nonprofit management, program development, professional writing, grant writing and research. Prior to her position at Circle of Children, she worked as a forensic lab intern, tropical field biologist and field archaeologist.
Ashley Burris has worked in the field of Early Childhood Education for more than 6 years and feels it is her calling on this earth to work and be a guide to small children. She had worked in public schooling prior to finding Circle Of Children and The Mother Tree, where her heart blossomed in delight for finding a natural and holistic alternative to Early Childhood Education, one where she shares a vision of teaching children to be sustainable and remembering to respect and love our mama earth. Now she is working and researching within Waldorf schooling as well as assisting with activities and youth-led projects for Circle Of Children.