Outdoors Tomorrow Foundation Staff
Outdoor Adventures’ Managers
Tari was a physical education teacher and a head coach for multiple sports for 36 years. She developed and taught an Outdoor Adventure course at Park Hill High School in Kansas City, Missouri. Tari is a National Board Certified Teacher and a National Adapted Certified Physical Educator (CAPE). She was the Central District Teacher of the Year 2013 and President of the Missouri Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance. Tari currently serves on the Central District SHAPE America Leadership Council.
My name is Kim Potts and I have been involved in promoting outdoor education programs across the state of Texas since 2009. My dad introduced me to the outdoors at a very young age and I did not realize until I got older, what a wonderful blessing and gift he had given me. When I feel myself getting overwhelmed with work, family, or just life in general, a good hog hunt, fishing trip, or visit to my deer stand can quickly provide the opportunity for my body, mind, and soul to realign. Life IS better outdoors!
I have been in education for 38 years teaching PE, Outdoor Adventures and Adapted PE. Named Outdoor Adventures Teacher of the Year in 2010. I assisted with the first edition of the Outdoor Adventures curriculum and continue to be involved in making it the BEST outdoor education curriculum in the nation! I love fishing, gardening, target shooting, enjoying the beauty of nature and playing with my grandchildren!
I am a lifelong outdoorsman, having hunted, fished, hiked and photographed since a young age. In 1997 I was the third teacher recruited into the then Outdoor Trails program originating at Lewisville ISD. I currently do most of the TPWD Angler Education certification training for the OA program. My wife Donna and I have been married 56 years, and have a son and two grandchildren. Since my retirement in 2007, I have become a Texas Master Naturalist. I am a volunteer trail guide at the Heard Refuge and the Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area. I am also a tram tour driver/guide at the Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge.
I have been teaching Physical Education for 14 years and Outdoor Education for 4 at Jacobs High School in Algonquin, Illinois. I am married(10 years) with 2 kids, 4 chickens and 2 golden dogs. I am currently coaching cross country. I have a passion for the outdoors and will take every opportunity I can to get outside and find the best connection available (nature).