Outings Field Specialist
Roxy Layden (she/her) joined LandPaths as an Outings Field Specialist in May 2023. She grew up in Sonoma County and is excited to help people in the community get outside, experience nature, and gain the space to fall in the love with the environment around them. She is a recent graduate of San Jose State University where she earned a B.A. degree in Environmental Studies with a minor in Geology.
Growing up, Roxy went on yearly camping trips to Lassen National Park and has explored the outside since she was a child, which fostered her love for being in nature. On both sides of her family, she is Native from the tribes of the Comanche, Apache, and Yaqui people. She learned the way of her people by going to lots of ceremonies and Pow Wows which instilled a sense of responsibility to take care of the environment, ultimately pushing her into the environmental field. And gave her a sense of duty to not only appreciate the land but to ensure that future generations can experience it even better than she has.
Her first job in the environmental field was as an intern at a native plant nursery during her last year in college. This fostered the love and interest that she has for plants and opened the door to the world of restoration. After graduation, she did an apprenticeship focusing on habitat restoration and environmental education, working with a range all the way from kindergarten to high school students. She hopes to combine these skills an assist LandPaths in making the outdoors of Sonoma County accessible to all and to support her community in feeling more comfortable in nature. When not working, you can find Roxy with her Australian Sheppard, exploring outside or going for runs!