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Explorers Staff

melissa mohr

Melissa helped Mike launch Mohr's Explorers and has led New York-based, after-school acting and adventure programs since 1998. She loves everything nature and is thrilled to head up our South Orange/Maplewood groups in our backyard, the South Mountain Reservation.

ben schapiro

A Massachusetts native, Ben is a lover of nature, camping, music and the unknown. He is always listening for new sounds. Sometimes, he has conversations with doves. He is an Explorer at heart and is excited for what's to come!

eran alpern

After earning his degree in Chemistry from Brandeis University, Eran served in the Peace Corps as a math and science teacher in Maua, Kenya for two years. Following the close of his service, Eran moved to New York City in order to pursue a career as a jazz musician. He currently attends The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music.

teresa lafferty

Growing up a Girl Scout in Southern California, creativity in nature and rolling in the dirt were some of Teresa's favorite pastimes. Now an Actor and Multidisciplinary Artist, when she's not on stage, she loves connecting to her inner child and encouraging kids to live boldly, play fiercely and to enjoy and appreciate the gifts that nature brings us.

michael loayza

When Michael is not outside embracing nature and educating children, he's working on creative projects with his film production company, writing and acting in movies and commercials. He's also an avid reader and writer, publishing over 20 books in the genres of philosophy, poetry and narrative fiction.

Interested in joining our staff? Please click here for the Staff Application.


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