Ebonie designs and leads children’s programming. Ebonie also represents Wilderness Works with homeless shelters partners and homeless family relations in her capacity as Recruiting Coordinator.
Ebonie is a native of Atlanta and happens to be the granddaughter of Tuskegee Airmen Master Sargent Earl Martin. Ebonie holds a bachelor of science in Criminal Justice from Albany State University.
Specializing in Addiction Recovery Services Ebonie served as Case Manager with Atlanta’s Salvation Army – Family Program. Ebonie accepted a staff position at Atlanta’s leading shelter: City of Refuge and gained further expertise in family services for the homeless. Ebonie later established the successful EMC Day Camp (Ebonie Martin Camp) for Solomon’s Temple Shelter in south Atlanta. Ebonie’s passion for youth development is fired by much first-hand experience with inner city struggle. Ebonie joined the Wilderness Works team in 2016.
Danielle grew up exploring the forests of Southeastern Kentucky. Later Danielle earned a Bachelor’s in environmental science from Morehead State University. After two internships as an environmental educator, she completed New York University’s graduate program in Environmental Conservation Education. She is currently the Senior Conservationist at Clayton County Water Authority and a volunteer bird bander at Panola Mountain Banding Station. In her free time, she Crossfits, plays pick-up soccer, and photographs wildlife.
A native of Atlanta, Georgia and a long time alum of Wilderness Works, Brandon joined the Wilderness Works staff in 2019 and is highly regarded for both his great proficiency in outdoor settings and strong and caring leadership style for youth in Wilderness Works programming.
Brandon has first hand awareness of many of the struggles facing Wilderness Works children as he experienced daunting poverty as a child. Brandon’s loving mother kept a roof over the heads of her five children while she managed two jobs. Boys and girls in Wilderness Works are quick to follow the helpful and caring guidance that Brandon shares.
Brandon grew up in Wilderness Works programming and was able to travel many of America’s greatest trails and has enjoyed extensive backcountry experience in multiple National Parks and Forests including the Appalachian Trail, Wyoming’s Wind River Range, Pisgah National Forest, Yellowstone, Mount Rainier, Cumberland Island, Boundary Waters, Snowmass Wilderness, Redwood Forests, Crater Lake and many more.
Brandon is a graduate of the National Outdoor Leadership School.
Donovan organizes and leads all Wilderness Works Core and Field Camps. Donovan identifies and prepares engaged campers for the next level of programming. Donovan is keenly interested in equipping students with the skills needed to grow self-reliant in the outdoors and in life.
Donovan is a native of Atlanta and a Wilderness Works alumnus. Donovan holds a B.A. in Film with a minor in Journalism, and an M.A. in Communication from Georgia State University.
Donovan was introduced to Wilderness Works when he was 11 years old through Interfaith Outreach Home (I.O.H), a homeless shelter in Doraville. Over the years Donovan and his family overcame homelessness and Donovan grew to excel in college at Georgia State University where he eventually became an instructor.
During his time growing up in Wilderness Works, Donovan has experienced outdoor living in Yellowstone NP, Cumberland Island, the Appalachian Trail, Boundary Waters and Snowmass-Maroon Bells Wilderness. This love of the wilderness and drive to positively impact his community motivated Donovan to assist in the successful 2014 relaunching of Core Camp programming at Wilderness Works.
Donovan excels in trail and trip planning, we’re excited that Donovan joined the Wilderness Works staff in 2020.
Bill is actively engaged in staff management, board development, and budgeting development. He spends considerable time in cultivating donors, partners, and sponsors. Bill manages the building and property matters for Wilderness Works’ facility.
Bill Mickler is a native Floridian born and raised in Miami Beach, Florida and lives in Atlanta. Bill grew up backpacking and camping and extensively trekked major national parks and forests across the United States. He attended the Stetson School of Business and Economics at Mercer University in Macon. Bill taught tenth-grade mathematics in Macon for four years. He later attended both the Graduate College of Education and the Graduate College of Business Administration at Georgia State University. With a focus on serving homeless and disadvantaged youth, Bill launched Wilderness Works in 1997.