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Our Team

Our team of Sandy Loam’s guides and instructors bring their diverse backgrounds and experiences to create an inclusive community for young people.

Aishwarya Kancharla


Aishwarya realized early on that her career would be devoted to working with families and communities. But, she didn’t expect to follow in her family's footsteps as an educator, pursuing a career path focused on children’s and women’s health & human rights instead. The endless and exciting possibilities that exist in education and community development ultimately brought her back to her family’s calling. She is proud to be a part of Sandy Loam Sustainable Communities and looks forward to working with the next generation of leaders.

Tammy Eaton

Farm and Enrichment Program Specialist

Tammy is passionate about children’s hands-on learning. She grew up camping, hiking, fishing, and visiting her grandfather’s dairy farm in Upstate New York. She began volunteering and working with children at the age of 12 and forged her path as a teacher early by taking early childhood education classes in high school. She earned her AA in Early Childhood Education and worked in 3 different schools over 7 years.
After attending Sonoma State University for Psychology, she became heavily involved in Girl Scouts, initially with her daughter's troop and held every position imaginable from Recruiter to Day Camp Director to Trainer for over 13 years. She looks forward to sharing her lifetime of experience with animals, farming and the outdoors with Sandy Loam children.

Jun Jun Li

Art Instructor

Born and educated in China, Jun Jun's paintings reflect the unique cross-cultural journey she has taken from China to California. She lives in a Tiny House in the deep woods of Sebastopol and enjoys painting in her outdoor studio. In addition to teaching at Sandy Loam, she teaches expressive art at a juvenile detention hall and private classes. She frequently travels to immerse herself in inspiring cultures and landscapes, explore different expressions of the humanity and its encounters with nature.