Guy Galante, a Carmichael, CA native, earned a bachelor’s degree in Geography, holds a multiple subject teaching credential, and is currently working towards a master’s degree in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Administration. He is also a licensed Bird Language Leader, certified CA Naturalist, and home school educator. With over 7 years of public classroom experience and 10 years in the environmental non-profit sector, he has a strong background in environmental education, native plant restoration, organic farming, curriculum and program development, and creating and delivering a diverse range of nature-based programs for youth, adults, and families.
Guy has been involved with the American River Parkway for more than 15 years and has created a strong network of environmental stakeholders while establishing himself as a Parkway leader focused on creating future stewards of the Parkway. He is an avid outdoor enthusiast and enjoys snowshoeing, hiking, camping and exploring the diverse landscape of California. He is a nature photographer focused on the lower American River, and has photo-documented Coyote for over 10 years. Guy works with the Effie Yeaw Nature Center, Sacramento Valley Conservancy, Save the American River Association, Friends of the River Banks and other Parkway entities. His primary focus is to bring County Parks, stakeholder groups and communities together to foster a deeper connection with, and appreciation of, the American River Parkway. Guy’s passion for the Parkway, environmental education and nature connection continues to grow and shine through Roots of Connection.