Taska has always played in the dim, dusty, rooms and shaded tangled woods. Making art and adventuring outside have always gone hand in hand for her. Taska Eugenia Caroline Gage Sanford has been hiking, wandering and creating ever since she learned to walk back in the deep South. Taska is an avid hiker, rock climber, artist and backpacker who has a knack for remembering plants and animals in the woods. She has been teaching for 6 years. As founder and Director of Naturalist Studio School she wants to help others grow their knowledge and enthusiasm of the outdoors by teaching. Her philosophy in teaching is "Go get dirty and see if you learn something while you are at it." She now lives, wanders, and creates in Berkeley, CA with her husband, daughter, mother and two cats.