Hello Tree Family! My name is Nick Scaturro, the proud Founder of Wooden Journey. Thank you for taking some time out of your day to read about us. I started this company to truly make the world a greener and better place.
Wooden Journey started as an idea...
What if you wanted to help combat climate change, plant trees in areas of true need , conserve rainforest + crucial habitats but didn't know how to do it from your home? What if you felt like there was nothing that you could do, even though you really wanted to help?
This is the same feeling that I had not so long ago. I knew the issues at hand, but had no idea where to turn or how I could easily help. So, I set out on a mission to make it easy for anyone who felt the exact same way that I did.
Here at Wooden Journey, that solution is here now for you! We believe that by uniting people like you and giving you the power to drive the change, we can truly reforest the world and we can truly create the sustainable world we all deserve to prosper together free of climate change. Join our movement to making the world a greener place.
Our community of over 160,000 members strong is the place where people can join and work together in order to make the world a greener place. There's enough negativity in the world with the issues at hand. Lets make our own results. Saving the environment is ours for the taking. We just need to keep uniting together!
Be a part of our incredible story. I can't even begin to tell you how excited I am to see the world that we build alongside each other.
My name is Matt Giambra and I’m an environmental educator and photographer based out of the Pocono Mountains in Northeast PA.
I got my start in conservation in 2009 when I worked for an environmental lab testing samples of acid mine drainage from water that poured out of abandoned mines. It was heart-wrenching to stand in an otherwise beautiful landscape where the rivers, streams and waterfalls spewed a bright orange substance called yellowboy or iron oxide making the water habitat completely void of life. After spending some time in that position, I realized I wanted to do more.
The next few years of my life were spent earning a bachelors of science degree in Environmental Biology and working and volunteering at different environmental organizations until I landed my current position as an environmental educator in the Poconos.
To say that I’m thrilled to be a part of the Wooden Journey team is a total understatement.
I’ve always had a deep love and appreciation for nature and always felt like I “wanted to do more” to protect it. The Wooden Journey mission is exactly the kind of environmental protection fulfillment I was looking for.
My main mission here is to encourage everyone to get outside and explore this amazing blue planet we all call home. It has something for everyone, I guarantee it!
I look forward to sharing my thoughts, excitement and passion with you and can hopefully share some of the knowledge that I’ve gained over the years that has been passed down to me by many others who share the same passion.
Howdy All, welcome to the Wooden Journey family and thank you for joining us in our mission to
safeguard this world from the impacts of climate change!
My name is Adam Schellhammer and I am
very grateful to be a part of this wonderful community and have the opportunity to work with all of
you. I am the The Thirsty Conservationist Podcast Host on our Wooden Journey team.
I hail from a small town in the Appalachian Mountains of Pennsylvania, an area that very much
shaped my passion for the natural world and strengthened my understanding of environmental
Growing up, I enjoyed many outdoor pursuits, but the presence of neon orange creeks
resulting from acid mine drainage propelled me into the world of aquatic ecology and natural
resource management. I earned my B.S. in Environmental Biology from Millersville University and a
Master’s in Natural Resource Management from Virginia tech, and have been enjoying putting the
training to use in the field for the past 12 years.
I have been lucky enough in my professional life to have worked with some truly wonderful people
and organizations. Traveling and working across Pennsylvania and New Jersey allowed me the
opportunity to experience a wide range of landscapes and region-specific environmental concerns.
I’ve also had the pleasure of working on water quality and water scarcity programmes in China as
part of my master’s program and now find myself working to deliver climate change resiliency
programs in the Auckland region of New Zealand.
None of it would be possible though without my
amazing family, as they are my greatest source of motivation and support. To my wife, Beth, and
daughter, Avery, thank you for joining me on this journey and providing such joy and contentment in
I am very excited to share my knowledge and experience with the Wooden Journey Community, and
I am even more excited to learn from all of you as we work together in battling climate change.
My approach and style to tackle this massive issue are pretty simple;
1) Don’t get overwhelmed, you eat an elephant one bite at a time
2) Work hard but don’t forget to take a breather and recharge
3) Keep it simple
4) Have fun along the way!
Together we will accomplish amazing things, and I can’t wait to
work with all of you!
Keep on Keeping on,