Aly started at Thorne back in January 2003 when she was studying for her M.A. in Environmental Leadership at Naropa University and soon became the Director of what was then called the Thorne Natural Science School. Aly created many classes that are still offered today in Thorne’s popular Summer Camp. Aly grew up exploring the deciduous forests, fields and beaches of Lake Erie in Western New York and obtained her B.A. in Environmental Studies from SUNY at Buffalo. After serving as an Executive Director, Associate Director or Development Director for various Colorado environmental nonprofits, Aly returns to Thorne in 2016 with knowledge and experience in the areas of special events, fundraising, outreach and nonprofit management.