Meet Our Staff & Family

BriAnne Moline

Owner

My name is BriAnne Moline. I am the owner and lead educator of Wild Wonders. I am a Montana native, mother of 4 boys named Theodore, Carl, Harvee, and Ezekiel between the ages of 1 year to 13 years. My husband, Ryan, and I are avid outdoors, animal and all-around nature people. We love hiking, camping, snowshoeing, backpacking, huckleberry picking, hunting, visiting national parks, immersing ourself in nature, the list is endless. I have been in the early childhood education field for 13 years in many capacities, and have been operating my own early learning and care program for the past 4 years.

Jenna

Teacher Assistant

Hi! My name is Jenna and I’m originally from Missoula but moved to Corvallis 2 years ago and still live there. I have one year previously working at a child care center and growing up my mom owned her own child care! I have my own 1 year old son who is my absolute best friend. I haves always enjoyed working with children of all ages and love learning new things about new kids. My favorite part of working with kids is watching them grow and learn everyday and of course their bright smiles, that light up my day! I’m excited to have joined this team and to grow with the Wild Wonders team!

Natalie Leyva

Teacher Assistant

Hello! My name is Natalie, and I am so excited to be joining Wild Wonders this summer! I grew up in Helena along with my two older brothers and recently moved to Missoula. I am currently in my second year at University of Montana and majoring in Elementary Education, I am also completing a minor in Art History. I enjoy painting and other types of art and crafts along with hiking, shopping, lots of reading and hanging out with my friends and family. I also love animals, especially cats. By the end of my education, I hope to be teaching in a 1st or 2nd grade classroom hopefully somewhere with lots of sunshine! I am so excited to get to know everyone and learn and grow together!

Ashlie Vinion

Early Childhood Educator

I grew up in the Northwest Corner of Montana, and spent most of my childhood immersed in nature and observing the natural world. The curiosity and wonder of exploring the world around me has stayed with me into my adult years, and influences the work that I do today. I love being active, creating art, dancing, tending my garden, and hanging out with my pets! (chickens, rabbits, geckos, bearded dragon, and cat)

I moved to Missoula in 2006 and started working and training in the early childhood education field in 2007. Over the past decade I’ve worked for the Watson’s Children Shelter, two different preschool centers, a few summer programs for kids, nannied for several families, and continue to work in the homes of families who need childcare. During this time I’ve continued my education in what is best practice for early childhood facilities, with a strong emphasis in social-emotional development.

My passion in early childhood education is integrating mindfulness, movement, health, and wellness into the classroom. I’ve been fortunate enough to participate in mindfulness conferences, workshops, and be a part of a community that has helped me share my own personal mindful practices with the children and families that I work with.

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From building authentic respectful relationships with each individual child, providing home cooked organic and locally sourced meals, to opportunities for families to participate at events hosted at the program, your child’s unique development and each families’ diverse culture is fostered and supported through every interaction. We support families as the leading experts of their child. Wild Wonders provides a platform for open communication, mutual respect and learning, to partner with families and help drive the individual learning goals in each child’s educational journey.