Giles Florence, Board Member

As one of Mother Nature’s sons, Giles Florence can’t remember when he didn’t love planet earth and want to care for it. As a Humanities teacher, he shared his passion for nature with his students, through poetry, essays, art, and music that revere or explore her abundant beauty, her varied ecosystems, and her mystery and wonders.

In his own writing, Giles draws on the deep human need to be connected to the land. Gardening keeps him humble, fed, and surrounded by geraniums. He and his wife Annie have six children and twenty grandchildren, with whom they ski, hike, camp, and wander in forests, through red rock deserts, and along seashores. He also serves on the board of the Wasatch Mountain Lodge Conservancy and the Brighton Institute, both of which engage in cultural and environmental sustainability.