USEE Board

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Aaron Dekeyzer, Board Chair

Aaron Dekeyzer joined the board in 2018 and is excited to be back, having served an internship in 2012. Aaron is passionate about education and the environment and believes in USEE’s mission to create an environmentally literate citizenry. He enjoys volunteering in the classroom, where he has taught ecological principles and mindfulness practices for a number of years. Aaron has a Masters Degree in Transpersonal Ecopsychology and chairs the Sandy City Sustainability Focus Group. He likes to get away from the buzz of the city and spend quality time with his family at their cabin in southern Utah (no tv here!), hiking, exploring, and stargazing. He also enjoys bird watching, playing games like chess and go, photography, and rocking out to concerts in gardens!




mark larese casanovaMark Larese-Casanova, Board Member

Mark Larese-Casanova is the Utah Master Naturalist program director and an Extension Assistant Professor in the Department of Watershed Sciences at Utah State University.  Mark has been in the field of environmental education in Utah for the past 15 years, and is a Utah certified environmental educator. He is based in Logan, Utah.  



Cheyenne HerlandsteinCheyenne Herlandstein, Board Member

Cheyenne Herlandstein is a science educator at DaVinci Academy for Science and the Arts in Ogden, a Utah state-certified environmental educator, and a former Teacher-naturalist at the Ogden Nature Center. She is a singer-songwriter with a great love of nature and travel. She has created and facilitated workshops for adults, teens and children alike, as well as week-long hands-on science camps. Her background experience and passions lend themselves to great comfort with the chaos of hands-on, inquiry-based, cross-curricular, technology-intensive learning. Cheyenne will use anything from music to airplanes, costumes to the local river system, from lip balm to cell phone to hula hoops, to create a deliberate learning community, inspire students in the sciences and continually innovate as an educator.   






Additional Board Members, Bios Coming Soon


Jeffrey Johnson, Board Member

Michelle Mileham, Ph.D, Secretary

Brandy Strand, Board Member

David Kimberly, Ph.D, Board Member















What is USEE?

The Utah Society for Environmental Education (USEE), a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit, has been a statewide leader in promoting high quality environmental education in Utah since 1981. USEE encourages environmental literacy by teaching Utahans how to think, not what to think, about the environment.

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