Haley has always been compelled to explore and, hopefully, understand the mysteries of the universe. Following this passion has led her down a varied, but always exciting path. As a child, she would wonder in awe at nature--exploring, climbing, digging--examining everything in her world. This sense of wonder and love of nature propelled her into biological research at College of Charleston, SC. She loves people as much as she loves science, and her desire for meaningful connection with others led her to a career in acting and teaching. Touching others' hearts through art has been as equally powerful as discovering the wonders of nature. Because she has never lost her childhood enthusiasm for science, she feels compelled to discover and foster the desire for discovery in children. As an educator, she has been blessed with the opportunity to inspire a new generation with a reverence for nature and exploration that will, hopefully, last for their entire lives. Her greatest wish is that her students never stop exploring their world.
Haley was born in Lake Charles, LA and grew up on the Isle of Palms, SC. She earned a Biology degree and a fine arts minor(emphasis on acting performance) from the College of Charleston, SC. She began reconciling the two with NASA-sponsored children's shows and several years of touring, acting and directing all over the United States. In Minneapolis, Haley continued to foster her love for education, science, acting and music by helping create Cyprus Classical Montessori. She became a lead teacher, science coordinator, and assistant director of the school - all while blossoming as a stage and screen actress.
Haley has worked commercially as an onscreen actress and model, as well as print modeling. Her independent film experience is abundant. Most recently, her leading roles include three feature-length movies that premiered in 2010.
Haley is currently an integral member of the Untamed Science team, where she began as a host. Within the past three years, she has written, hosted and produced an 80-video adventure series for young science students. Always finding ways to combine art and science, Haley coordinated and performed a science music video for each science topic in the series.
Haley loves sports and outdoor adventure. She scuba dives, skydives, hang glides, and rock climbs – just to name a few. She has always been compelled to explore and, hopefully, understand the mysteries of the universe. Following this passion has led her down a varied, but always exciting path. This sense of wonder and love of nature propelled her into biological research. She love people as much as she loves science, and her desire for meaningful connection with others led her into this career path.
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Rob Nelson Rob is the executive producer and principal director for Untamed Science and works to coordinate the podcasting efforts, world biomes site, flowering plant families pages, fish pages and the invasive plants of the US. He also stars as an oncamera personality in many of the episodes of the new highschool, middle grades and elementary BioAdventures DVDs that are being produced with Pearson Publishing... more on Rob
Jonas Stenstrom: Jonas coordinates our current educational outreach efforts overseas. He coordinates the Expeditions pages, Biodiversity pages, and is the principal producer for the "Mendel" Chapters on genetics. He is the primary Dive Rite Ambassador contact, Save our Seas contact and is actively working to help promote Ocean Awareness with the Untamed Science team ... more on Jonas
Hazen Audel:Hazen is a native of Eastern Washington. He is an avid adventurer and currently works as a biology teacher and artist. Hazen is one of our oncamera host for the ecogeeks. He is also the star of the Mushrooms chapter video that will premiere with the BioAdventures Video Series that is coming out in the new Macaw books with Pearson Publishing ... more about Hazen
Suze Roots: Suze is a plant biologist. She recently completed a master's degree
studying tropical woody vines (lianas) in Costa Rica and Panama through
the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Suze is also one of our writers,
working to make the content scientifically accurate and fun for both
students and teachers. Suze is the star of several of the new
BioAdvenures Videos and Chemistry series ... more about Suze
Danni Washington Danni is our Floridian crew contact and one of the most enthusiastic individuals most of us have ever met. Danni studied marine biology at the Universit of Miami. She is currently working to promote ocean awareness through her own inititative known as The Big Blue and You! She stars in several of the highschool middle grade and elementary BioAdventure videos ... more on Danni
To give you a brief taste of how the crew is trying to make science fun, we've compiled a few outtakes from our the new high school biology series that is being published with Pearson Publishing
The on-camera faces of Untamed Science are only a few of the many people that have made this site a success. We'd also like to note a few of the other key players on the team.