Alie is the Owner, Creative Director & Lead Nature-Art Guide at Wild Roots Studio where she offers earth art installations and soulful nature-based art workshops that help to strengthen one’s connection to nature and explore their wild creativity. She is endlessly inspired by the peace, joy, and imagination that nature stirs in one’s heart. She believes that art & ritual are powerful ways to tune into our innate natural rhythms and find a deeper heart-centered connection to ourselves and the wild world around us.
In 2013, Alie made a decision to leave her career in Sustainability to start her own business, Wild Roots Studio. She left the computer screen in hopes to find a more soulful connection to both humanity and this beautiful ecosystem we live in. Leaving the macro world of reporting greenhouse gas emissions for a more tactile and spirited connection to nature. Alie believes the foundation for sustainability starts with our daily choices of what we value and care for. It is her belief that a concern and care for the Earth is typically sparked as children (and adults alike) experience the magic and amazement found in nature. Nature based art is a great way to deliver this experience.
Alie worked as a Head Gardener for Omega Institute for Holistic Studies and Sustainability Specialist at New Belgium Brewing Company before starting Wild Roots. She studied Art at Colorado State University and received a Permaculture Design Certificate from Quail Spring Permaculture. She also studies under Marghanita Hughes in her Educating the Hearth through Nature Program and recently completed the Wild Woman Circle Leader Training.
When not making art you can find her playing with and loving on her two children, hiking, gardening, star gazing or tending to her bees.
Email Alie Rich directly at email@example.com
Wild Roots Studio LLC
Fort Collins, Colorado