Meet the team



Laramie Aközbek

North Alabama Section Leader

Laramie started nature journaling during her Ph.D. as a personal wellness habit. It quickly evolved into a passion that she wanted to share with others!

Her favorite way to nature journal is to create engaging infographic spreads, and her favorite medium is a watercolor-pen combo. 

Amy Sides

Central Alabama Section Leader

I discovered the joy of nature journaling over eight years ago while homeschooling my kids. Since then, I have taught nature journaling to children of all ages, some of whom call themselves adults. I firmly believe nature journaling is something that most everyone can enjoy and benefit from doing, no matter their background or experience. When not teaching nature journaling, I spend my time going on adventures with my family and messing about in boats. 

Gracie Clark

North Alabama Regional Lead

I am a self-taught artist and aspiring naturalist from Huntsville, Alabama. As an Alabama native, I have long appreciated the natural treasures of our state as I have explored and found recreation in the outdoors. I stumbled into nature journaling in 2019 after discovering a book on the topic and have fallen in love in with documenting the beauty I find around me. As a late-blooming artist, I find a special joy in sharing what I have learned with others and hope to teach workshops to both children and adults in the coming months. I live with my husband, four children, and two Golden Retrievers on the same land where I grew up, passing on my love for this beautiful place to the next generation.

Interested in helping?

We are looking to fill leadership positions!

If you would like to help build the club in any way by coordinating events, recruiting members, building resources, fundraising or establishing partnerships, please reach out!