Emily Blau, Director

Emily has the distinct honor to be NTN’s next guardian. Nurture Through Nature is the culmination of all of Emily’s personal, professional, and academic interests and this is absolutely a dream come true for her. She has been a yoga teacher for many years, clocking in over 500 hours of teacher training and has taught hundreds of classes. She has a master’s degree in Sustainable Development working specializing in female small business owners. Although Emily is not from Maine originally, Maine quickly became home. You can find Emily exploring the many hidden gems of Maine, tinkering in her metalsmith studio, or trying a new hobby. Wherever you see Emily, her small four-legged friend, Sesame, probably is close behind her. The two of them are so excited to see you on the land and the mat.


Mer Deraspe, Administrative Manager

Working in the financial industry for 30+ years, all the while wishing and dreaming to be self-employed–not a dream I could undertake with the responsibility of caring for three children, mortgage, health insurance, dogs, cats, hamsters, goldfish… self employment was not in the foreseeable future.  Well, children grow and leave the nest and with the loss of my Mom and best friend, self-employment was the next phase for me, finally!  Jen, founder of Nurture Through Nature Eco Retreat Center, took me in, employed me and the dream came to reality.  Freedom.  Working at Nurture Through Nature as a bookkeeper,  reservationist and manager of staff keeps me busy and fulfilled.  Freedom brought me another opportunity to partner up with Jen & Nancy forming Maine Morning Micro Roasters, roasting exquisite, organic, fair trade coffee beans from all around the world!.  My children brought forth 4 gorgeous, lively children that explode my heart!  Life is full, life is good…


Jeanine Webber

Greetings! My name is Jeanine and my duties here at NTN include keeping the yurts and cabins in pristine condition for your stay and a sauna keeper and an empowered wood chopper. I have a gypsy soul but have put down some solid roots here in Maine. Following remarkable years in the hospitality industry, I relocated to care for my mother in her final stage of life. Although the drastic change of pace initially intimidated me, I have enthusiastically traded my martini shaker for hiking boots. I look forward to not only my time here at NTN but all the present and future connections that I am rewarded with by being here!!!


Dawn Crowe

Dawn is a full time human currently residing in Lovell, Maine.  When not chopping wood and carrying water at Nurture Through Nature she can be found enjoying an extraordinary, ordinary life with her family.  Hiking Sabattus Mountain, swimming in Kezar Lake, playing games, creating art, music and experiencing the Northeastern United States in all its glory.  She’s known to engage in the activities of karate, yoga, reading and watching an eclectic mix of movie genres.  Is also delighted that of all the many pets living in her house, the cuddliest one is Jupiter the Ball Python.  Not the dog, bunny or cats.  You just never know.  Isn’t life a grand adventure?   Yes, yes it is.

Jamie Coppola

Hi There! I am so excited to be back in Maine as a full-time resident and grateful cabin/yurt cleaner here at Nurture Through Nature. I am a nature lover, long distance walker, mosaic artist and foodie, among lots of other interests.  I have a beautiful daughter who lives in Bar Harbor. She helps me stay grounded and encourages me to pursue my tiny house build in the near future. Hope to see you on the land soon.