Leadership Team

Leadership is about service to the community. While the magic of our mentoring happens in the forest, there is a team of servant leaders that work behind the screens to bring the magic of our programs to kids and our communities. Those leaders work with parents, our staff team, board members, and elders to co-create the mission of Two Coyotes.


Maggie Gotterer, Executive Director

our Executive Director, Maggie, with her daughter June Ju

Maggie brings more than ten years of experience in nonprofit management to her role at Two Coyotes. She previously worked as an independent nonprofit consultant for community-based non profits and social enterprises in Bridgeport. She currently serves on a number of boards, including Green Village Initiative and Bridgeport Generation Now, which strive for food justice and a healthy democracy in Bridgeport where she lives. She is also a member of the leadership team of the Nature Connection Network.

Her love for the outdoors was cultivated at an early age growing up in Redding, CT and spending summers on an island in Maine. She and her husband met as outdoor adventure guides at Georgetown University, and they are grateful to be raising their young family in the Two Coyotes community. Email: maggie@twocoyotes.org.

Alicia Lopez-Wilson, Operations Manager

Alicia Wilson is a dedicated operations and project manager. She passionately works with community leaders, creatives, educators, facilitators and many more. She assists and partners with individuals through creating efficient strategies that align with their visions and goals. She enjoys supporting the development process of businesses and leaders through organization, administration, infrastructure support, project management and event management.

Alicia is a wife and mother of 3 children. She is passionate about creating with different art mediums and working with her hands. Alicia has a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from Clark Atlanta University. Today, she honors her love for continual learning and growth through collaborative spaces and relationships.

Nancy Miano, Finance Director

Nancy became part of the Two Coyotes community in 2010 when her two daughters (5 and 10) joined the program. Over the years, her children have participated in the homeschool, Wildwood Rangers and summer camp programs. Her oldest daughter moved up to an assistant instructor for summer camp.

In 2014 Nancy joined Two Coyotes Wilderness School as the bookkeeper and office manager. She currently handles all financial duties including scholarships and payment plans. Please feel free to contact her with any questions. Email: info@twocoyotes.org.

Stephanie Niles, Program Director

Steph’s love of nature stemmed from countless hours spent in the woods as a child growing up in CT and her deep connection to the wilderness as a young adult living in North Carolina, South Carolina and the high desert of southern Utah. She is mom to three self-directed learners who thrive in the homeschool community and in Two Coyotes programs. Steph is a certified Level II Archery instructor and teaches archery and art in the homeschool community.

Steph holds a studio art degree from the University of South Carolina with a focus in art education and photography. She shares her wonderment and love of nature with the children in the Two Coyotes family as a Camp Director in the summer and an instructor during the school year. She also works behind the scenes year-round as Two Coyotes’ Program Director to keep the programs staffed and running smoothly. Email: programs@twocoyotes.org.