Hanah LaBarre

Food Manager, Hiring Coordinator and Expedition Leader

Years with Kroka: 5+

Contact: hanah.labarre@kroka.org 

Narrative
HANAH LABARRE enjoys rising with the mist on the summer pond and harvesting the dewy vegetables needed for the day's nourishment. She relishes each chance to provide intimacy, nourishment and celebration at the center of Kroka's action. In the Kroka summertime she shares the field of fireflies and a canvas tent with her husband Nathan. In the remaining seasons, they are the crossbeams of a communal household in Keene, plum full of kids and students of life.

If you can’t find Hanah in the kitchen or garden, she is out walking, running, skiing, or biking in the hills (still looking? try the nearest cool fresh water!)

Education
Reed College
BS, Cornell University: Plant Science, Rural Sociology - Sustainable Agriculture and Native American Studies
MEd, Lesley University: Middle School, Specialist Earth Sciences
Certified Middle School Teacher, VT
Wilderness First Responder
Crestone Healing Arts Center graduate in Massage Therapy

Major Expeditions
One extraordinary cross-country journey and numerous other bicycle tours
Two thru-hikes of Maine's Appalacian Trail
Five full summers of poling and paddling the rivers of Norther Manie and Canada
Many extended backpacking and mountaineering expeditions in the Pacific Northwest (including the Olympic Range and the summits of Mt. Hood, Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Baker, Mt Adams, and MT. Challenger in the Picket Range), as well as Annapurna's basecamp in Nepal and overland journey in the forests of Thailand.
Kayak expeditions in Alaska's Kachemack Bay
Sailing and rowing trips in Penobscot Bay and Lake Champlain
Vision quests and paddling in the Canyonlands of Utah
Ten years as a middle school science teacher!
The Standing Rock DAPL pipeline protest expedition

Favorite Kroka Program                   
Wilderness Adventures for Girls!

Community
Guide, Inner Fire