Linnea Carlson deRoche is the Co-Founder of Staging Journeys: Community through travel, learning, and theater. A grassroots company providing budget worldschooling adventures, original youth theater, and educational workshops. Linnea speaks Spanish thanks to time spent living in Spain and Argentina. Linnea has a Masters in Education and has spent summers traveling to Thailand, New Zealand, and Europe while teaching in Philadelphia during 5 school years. Linnea‘s teaching experience extends to giving tours as a National Park Ranger. In addition to international travel, Linnea, along with their partner and three children, have spent several winters traveling in a minibus that they converted into a camping castle. Linnea believes that learning happens everywhere and works with various groups of people to create self-directed learning opportunities, always with a focus on social justice and playful self-inquiry. Linnea began directing youth theater while still in college and continues to make theater in a variety of settings, often using Theatre of the Oppressed and improvisation exercises as the framework for creation and healing. Fun Fact: Linnea and family spent the summer rehabilitating an 1850’s two-room schoolhouse near Lake Michigan.