Allan Sande has well over two decades of experience teaching young people about nature and Native American life. At Alderleaf Allan shared his expertise in education, mentoring, and program development, as an adjunct teacher for many years. He also wrote articles for the Alderleaf website. Allan "Hawkeye" Sande was the director of Quiet Heart Wilderness School which he founded in 1997 when he saw the need for children to have the opportunity to explore and understand the wilderness. He has a degree in Business Management from Olympic College and a background in Childhood Education.