MCL, CIGT, LNT, MHFA, Restorative Justice Facilitator

Monique Thompson, an NAI Certified Trainer, is a passionate advocate for community connection, inclusivity, wellness, and environmental stewardship. With her diverse background as a Restorative Justice practitioner and avid forest bather, she brings a unique perspective to her role as a leader of outdoor hikes and programs with the City of Fort Collins.

Monique's commitment to fostering a sense of belonging and harmony within the community is evident in the carefully designed programs she develops. Through her expertise in Restorative Justice, she cultivates an environment where individuals feel valued and empowered, encouraging open dialogue and understanding. By merging her love for nature and holistic wellness practices, Monique introduces participants to the healing benefits of forest bathing, promoting mindfulness, relaxation, and a deep connection with the natural world.

As a certified trainer with the NAI (National Association for Interpretation), Monique has honed her skills in effectively communicating with diverse audiences. She effortlessly combines her knowledge of local flora and fauna with storytelling techniques, captivating and educating participants during their outdoor experiences. Her enthusiasm for environmental stewardship shines through as she inspires others to appreciate and protect the natural resources of Fort Collins.

Whether leading hikes, facilitating workshops, or organizing community events, Monique's passion and dedication to fostering community connection and environmental mindfulness create transformative experiences for all participants. Through her programs, she nurtures a sense of belonging, encourages personal well-being, and cultivates a deeper appreciation for the natural world, making a positive impact on individuals and the community as a whole.

“Monique had a great deal of passion and energy for the materials that she taught.”

“Monique has a calmness about her that is engaging and contagious. She is understanding and open and always positive and friendly. Her experience shows with her knowledge of interpretation and support for we students and fellow instructors.”

“She was very kind and always had a smile, which made the whole atmosphere very comfortable.”

“Your patience, enthusiasm, and love for what you do are great examples for us to follow. I can’t wait to put the knowledge you gave us into practice.”