Friday, December 21, 2012

The Move to Minneapolis

New logo. Kudos to Alyssa Phanitdasack

Great news! Due to connections and an abundance of support from people, organizations, and outfitters in Minnesota, WRA is relocating operations to Minneapolis in 2013. We have thoroughly enjoyed our time here in DC and, once things are running smoothly in Minnesota, we have every intention of returning the area to lead trips. I want to thank all of you here for the support we have received in the last few months. The outfitters, paddling clubs, and schools have shown that DC is ready for a program like this, and we can't wait to return operations to the Potomac River in a few years.

These last couple months have been very exciting for the WRA team. Nick and I have been working on grants, sponsorships, business operations, and our business model. We crossed paths with a wonderful young woman named Anna Johnson, who came on our first Wild River Academy trip in October and has agreed to join our efforts in Minnesota. Her role is to build curriculum about the land, water, wildlife, communities, and history surrounding the Minnesota River, coupled with outdoor and interpersonal skills. Anna, Nick, and I will all lead trips during the summer months.

To better fit our audience in Minnesota, we have changed our business model. Our new slogan is:

 Know the land. Know the water. Know yourself. 

Wild River Academy now provides an opportunity for high school girls to get to know where they are from through the medium of a wilderness adventure. We will take girls ages 14-18 out to paddle the Minnesota River from Montevideo to Minneapolis, stopping to talk with environmental organizations, farmers, state park rangers, and community members to learn about environmental and social issues along Minnesota's waterways. Girls will not only learn about the land and its people, but will gain invaluable life skills through the physical and emotional challenges inherent in wilderness trips. 

When Ann and I paddled the Minnesota River in 2011, ( we were surprised by the rich wildlife and vibrant communities present along the route. We learned about the Great Sioux Wars and German POW Camps from our stops at State Parks, which Ann had learned about in school but did not fully comprehend until we visited the sites. I grew up in Miami, FL, but after paddling the Minnesota River and connecting with the communities along the river valley, my heart now resides in the Midwest. Ann and I talked to farmers and organizations about life on the river, the practices and systems that harm it, and what is being done to ensure cleaner water and healthier communities for future generations.  I hope to share these connections and experiences with women at a younger age so that they have an understanding of environmental issues, the difference between faulty and effective systems, and the importance of community, coupled with a sense of place and a better understanding of their beautiful home: Minnesota.

Groups will paddle, cook, and converse in a group to build relationships, communication skills, and encourage creative problem solving. At night we will enjoy each other's company around the fire with lively conversation and musical instruments. We might even play a little capture the flag during the day... ;)

To help build our presence in Minnesota, we would appreciate any connections to network, build partnerships, and gain sponsorships. If you would like to donate canoes, trailer hitches, life jackets, paddles, etc., we would greatly appreciate your support. Simply connecting us with people in the outdoor world would be a great help! Email with any suggestions. Thanks for your support, and we are looking forward to the move in February.

See you soon,

The WRA Team
Natalie, Nick, and Anna

Friday, November 2, 2012

2012 Potomac Pilgrimage

Potomac Pilgrimage sail, lazy or creative? ;)

On October 19th, 8 girls from Walter Johnson High School and 6 young adults set off on a three-day, 35-mile canoe trip on the Potomac River, from the Brunswick Boat Launch to Calleva. Many of the participants had never been on an overnight camping trip before. We paddled, sang, swam, made fires, cooked, and had great conversations. Everyone had a great time and we can't wait to meet up with these ladies for our WRA alumni event soon!

Here are some participant submissions about the trip experience:

Elizabeth Straathof, 16
My decision to go on the camping trip this past weekend was a spur of the moment thing basically resulting from a bad week and an opportunity to change things. Now that its over, I know that I wouldn’t have missed it for the world. 
I spent a weekend out away from my life, meeting and hanging out with some of the coolest people I have ever known. Out away from the rest of the world, the age gap between the teenagers and the college grads was minimal, and we spent long hours in the canoes sharing life stories, past adventures and future hopes
The people on the trip helped me realize opportunities that I didn’t even know were available to me and helped me to get a new perspective on what I do every day. In addition to the more philosophical parts of the trip, the camping itself was brilliant, the food was surprisingly good and the company, as aforementioned, was excellent. And from games of capture the flag, to floating lunches, to sailing in a canoe the boating part was terrific. The strangest thing about this trip was going to school the day after. I was in a sort of daze the whole day, confused as to why I wasn’t on a boat listening to the fading strains of a song on guitar, floating down the Potomac River.

Susie Vulpas, 24
I think part of the allure of outdoor adventuring is the push and pull of nature. Living with the comforts of home, bathrooms, beds, even just a roof over our heads, we are seldom forced to use all our human devices for survival. I think camping trips are great to not only push us out of our comfort zone, but also to make us aware of how little really need. I don’t think I could honestly turn down a hot shower for a cold bucket bath, but it is also extraordinarily satisfying to know that once we get used to the bucket baths or the occasional stick under our sleeping bag, life is just as satisfying, and maybe more, to live with only that which grows and is produced directly from the Earth.

This camping and canoeing trip, three days on the water, canoeing down the Potomac definitely stood out among my top trips. It was great to hang out with the girls who, as high schoolers, are usually too busy to spend much time away from their various activities. It was amazing to talk to them, and with just a few years separating us, I found that we were able to connect over school, sports, pleasures and frustrations.

Our experiences differed quite a bit, but that only added to the great time spent hanging out with the girls, getting to know them and pushing them when I could reasonably do so. One particularly great moment for me was Saturday morning, our second day of canoeing. I sat in the middle of the canoe, where my only job was to proudly demonstrate my strumming ignorance on the ukulele. The two other girls were paddling away on either end of the canoe. Just a couple miles out of camp we saw a handsome brick bridge with four arches placed over the junction of a tributary with the Potomac. On a whim and because we were making good time, my boat mates paddled upstream with the intention to perform the slalom of a lifetime through the arches of the bridge. After some fierce paddling battling the current that seemed to intensify the closer to the bridge we got, we wove in and out of the first two arches. Unfortunately the river’s current had us beat and we weren’t able to finish out the slalom, but by that point, it was hardly necessary, the first success was there. The detour was fairly brief but it was a great way for the three of us to work together and push through a difficult task, learning to trust each other and work together, establishing ourselves as a team.
I think the length of the trip was great, hopefully the girls were not too tired and left at a point where they wanted, granted, not only a shower, but hopefully more time exploring all that nature has to offer. Having not grown up in the DC or Maryland area, only coming out for school, without a car, has made me ignorant of the area’s beauty. I look forward to exploring it more!

Mia Schwartz, 16
Day 1: We started the camping trip by meeting at Annie’s house and enjoying a huge and delicious breakfast of chocolate chip pancakes! Then loaded everything into the cars and left to get the canoes. Everyone arrived at Calleva to get the canoes and then we hit the road again to get to our starting point! The first day I was in a canoe with Lina and Alina, and we had some trouble getting the strokes down, but then Natalie helped us out! I realized that I enjoy being in the front of the canoe rather than the back. We paddled for about 10 miles that day and found a sandy island to set up camp. We first unloadedeverything and then set up the tents and changed into our dry clothes. Dinner was really good, we cooked it in the fire and it was a very enjoyable way to do it! 
Everyone sat around the fire and we all talked and shared stories, it was a great way to get to know one another.
Day 2: The second day, we packed everything back up and got back into the canoes! I went in a canoe with Alina and Laura and finally, we got the hang of the strokes! 
All three of us paddled the whole day, which totaled 20 miles! It was such a good feeling to put all that hard work into paddling. We found a camping spot with lots of trees and wood scattered everywhere, so everyone helped out with clearing that out of the way. We made a small fire and had burritos with cheese and vegetables for dinner. The second night was very different from the first, in the surroundings and just the feel of it.
Day 3: On the last day of the trip we did not have much paddling to get done, since we did 20 miles the day before! I was in a canoe with Susie and Bela and we leisurely paddled for a while. All of a sudden we heard a shriek and realized that a canoe with Annie, Laura, and Roman had tipped over! We rushed over to help them get the water out of their canoe. All of the food got soaked, so it was good that this happened on the last day! It was a funny experience and I was glad that we could help them with their boat. Once we helped them, we continued to paddle but realized everyone was nowhere in sight! Everyone was already at Calleva, so we hurried to get there. Later that night, the parents met us at Great Falls and we had a potluck. Everyone brought really good food and all enjoyed.
Alina Imam, 23
I've never camped before - the thought of it usually made me want my bed and apartment comforts even more. So, when asked to go on Wild River Academy's three day canoeing and camping trip, I said yes on a whim, deciding to try something new.

One of the main challenges to the weekend was learning how to canoe - having only kayaked before (and poorly, at that), it was difficult understanding how to row and keep the boat straight. Being in a boat with two other young women, having to figure out why we were zigzagging down the river (all while nicknaming our boat "Crash") was a really good experience in hands-on problem solving and teamwork that I haven't experienced. 

My favorite part, however, was the conversation I had with the girls in my boats. While most started off talking about our favorite foods, colors, and celebrities, I found them quickly moving into subjects that were challenging. I felt a sense of security speaking honestly with them - we had no other boats close enough to hear our conversations and were able to say anything without fear of getting shot down or asking the wrong questions.
While I had assumed the hardest part would be sleeping at night (with the cold), I was surprised at how comfortable I was at the campsites. With a strong fire, chopped veggies, cheese and tortillas for dinner, and the energy of the group of young women, I found myself very comfortable and not missing my bed and shower. 
The fears I had of camping turned out to be the easiest things to do, and the hands-on nature of canoeing, pitching tents, and building campsites was more gratifying than I could have ever imagined. It was an experience that my friends are shocked I decided to do, but one I'd do again in a heartbeat.
Annie Heffernan, 16
From October 19th-21st I was paddling down the Potomac river, in the cold, without any outside communication to my friends or family, just 13 crazy people and I chilling in the middle of a river, and I had an absolute blast. On the first day I was in a canoe with two people both named Anna. we called ourselves the A-stroke, because that day Natalie was directing everyone like crazy about how to make certain strokes when paddling. I really got to know Anna, a college graduate, and got to bond closer with my good friend Anna, who I have known my whole life. We were all really motivated to get down the river and be the fastest canoers while emphasizing the “adventure” portion of the trip. We camped out on a beachy type area on an island that night, and made a giant fire which we roasted marshmellows over and got to chat as a big group of people. On the second day of the trip, I was in a canoe with my cousin Natalie, the owner of Wild River Academy, and one of my best friends, Shannon, who is a member of my gymnastics team. On that day the capture the flag war was at its full extent, and soon turned to a game of boys on girls. Our canoe went beast and paddled like crazy, with 1 professional, and 2 very strong gymnasts, so we flew down the river when we had the flag. That night we did not get into camp until very late, so we had to set up in the dark. I helped build a small fire, because where we camped was around overgrown brush and fallen trees.

The last morning I was the first one awake, and got to watch the sunrise, it was beautiful and peaceful being the only one to see it. It was that moment that I really realized how much I love being in nature, even if I am allergic to everything outside. The last day of our trip was the most adventurous for me. I was in a boat with my very best friend, Laura, who I have been close with since we were 2 years old, the other member of our boat was Roman, who was on the first camping trip I ever took with Natalie. Our boat had started with the flag, and as the competitive side of Roman and I took over, we really wanted to distance ourselves from the other boats to come out victorious in the end. As we paddled down the river we hadn’t seen any of our group members for a while, and while i was sterning (paddling in the back of the boat, in charge of direction) Laura and Roman used two of our three paddles, to make into a sail. We came to a split in the river between two islands, and Roman wanted to go through the split to the other side of the islands in order to pick up the most wind. 

I was the only one with a paddle at the time, so by myself I had to paddle up the river between these two islands while steering the boat, and against the wind because the sale was up. It was the most challenging part of the trip for me, but I managed to get us to the other side without any problems and when we reached the other side I felt the most accomplished I had the entire trip, I will never forget that experience. As we continued down the river, Roman was standing at the bow (front of the boat) sailing us, when he lost balance and the entire canoe flipped over. The water chilled us down to the bone, as we tried to collect everything before it floated down the river, as we were bailing the boat, the water became deeper and Laura and I, who are both 5 foot 1, could barely stand, that was when we walked the boat to the bank in order to dry off and recollect ourselves. Lucky our screams were loud enough, so another boat in our group was on the other side of the island heard our cry and came to the rescue to help us out. 
The entire experience from the trip is unforgettable. I encourage everyone to go on one of Wild River Academy’s trip, especially girls my age. It is really a life changing experience and I had the most amazing time.

Thanks to our sponsors, Calleva and Whole Foods. We had a wonderful pilot trip and, as the winter months creep on, we here at WRA daydream of our trip on the water with those strong young women from Walter Johnson High School.

Next Blog: Hudson Bay Bound Presentations and How to Sign Up for 2013 Trips

New Mission, New Energy

These past few months we have been talking to anyone and everyone to gather opinions on how to differentiate Wild River Academy from competitive outfitters, women's groups, or adventure companies. Every suggestion helped us chip away at our mission and vision, finally leading to our current business model. Wild River Academy would like to thank the following people for their assistance these past few months:

Lammot DuPont - Wild River Academy's go-to dude
Sunny Pitcher - Potomac Paddlesports
Bob Ratcliffe - National Parks
Roman Ryan - Keros
Alina Imam - Keros
CA, President of Georgetown Day School
Kathy Summers - Stand Up Paddleboard DC
Tom Doi - Calleva Adventures
Kimberley Jutze - Shifting Patterns Consulting
Richard Warren - Lawyer

And many, many more...We couldn't have done it without you.

Here is the new business plan...enjoy! 

Wild River Academy provides 3-day river trips to connect high school girls with young successful women. Trips are 35 miles on the Potomac River, from the boat launch in Brunswick, Md to Calleva, north of Great Falls. The trips run from Friday to Sunday and consist of 12 participants, 6 high school girls and 6 young adults from the ages of 23 to 35, including one trip leader. The adults act as mentors, or 'paddling partners', for the young girls and are also female. Mentors are approved for trips based on their driven attitudes and passion for social change. 

Wild River Academy focuses on middle-class high school girls because, in many ways, they need the most character building. It is easy for girls to rely on money, technology, and other people to do things for them -- they rarely have the opportunity to problem solve out of necessity. Wild River Academy encourages girls to realize their full potential by engaging them in challenging conversations and physical challenges inherent in canoe trips. In a society striving for gender equality, it is necessary for females to realize their full potential at a young age in order to create the next generation of strong, independent women. 

Teenagers begin to pull away from their parents during high school. Unless they have an older sibling or relative, high schoolers do not have the opportunity to build relationships with successful, driven women in their young twenties. Wild River Academy provides an opportunity for these two groups to interact. We believe that young women need strong role models to help them overcome challenges that they do not feel comfortable talking to their parents about. Young adults remember what it is like to be in high school and can share their stories to provide clarity for high school girls during a confusing time in their lives. High School girls need young, relatable, and reliable role models to help them through the challenges present at a crucial time in their development, and young adults entering the business world need to be silly and channel their younger selves. 

The media portrays post-college life as having a respectable job, going to bars, and hanging out with friends. High school girls see this image and try to replicate it at a younger age. As a result, they accelerate their growth into adulthood when they should be relishing in their youth. Youth are drinking and smoking at a younger age because of this false portrayal of young adults. Instead of the media telling high school girls what it is like to be a young adult, which is often inaccurate, Wild River Academy wants young female adults to share their experiences with high schoolers to better prepare them for college and post-college life.

High School girls are focused on getting into the best colleges so they can get a respectable job and income later in life, so that they can afford the lifestyle that they think will make them happy. Wild River Academy encourages young people to change their measure of success from the procurement of income and title to the pursuit of passions and involvement in their community. WRA believes that it is the social responsibility of young privileged people to pursue their passions to create fulfilled societies and diverse economies. Instead of applying for the 'best' colleges, young people should apply to schools that best fit their personality and style of learning so that they can acquire the skills necessary to pursue their passions. 

Who is working with WRA?

Natalie Warren, with the support of a driven community, started Wild River Academy in August 2012. She was one of the first two women, with Ann Raiho, to paddle the 2,000 miles from Minneapolis to Hudson Bay, following Eric Sevareid's route from Canoeing With the Cree. Natalie attended YMCA Camp Menogyn as a teenager and believes that wilderness adventures help young females reach their full physical and emotional potential. After a year of presenting on her Hudson Bay Bound adventure, Natalie wanted to provide something tangible for her audiences...hello, Wild River Academy! Natalie loves to dress up as a dog, play music, and manage your hunger level on trail. She has too many finger puppets, if there is such a thing.

About a month ago, Nick Ryan signed on as Co-Founder and Director of Operations. Nick manages finances, sponsorships, and trip planning logistics. He loves SCUBA diving and the BBC show Doctor Who. He is a swell dude and a huge asset to WRA's efforts.

Our social media intern, Annie Heffernan, is rockin' it. See below for confirmation. She manages our Facebook page and Twitter. Annie enjoys gymnastics, duffing, and impromptu dance parties.

Kyle Contrata is the WRA Development Intern. He is currently working on grants and graphic design (t-shirts on the way!). Kyle graduated from AU, loves being creative and playing frisbee.

We roll with Keros a lot...they like road trips, vegetables, and business consulting. So do we.

Don't forget to join our mailing list @, like our Facebook page, and follow us on Twitter

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Old Journeys and New Beginnings

It has been a busy month for WRA! We have tweaked our mission and solidified our 2013 expedition schedule. Instead of taking young women on wilderness adventures, we have decided to provide wilderness excursions for women 25+, especially business women who are dissatisfied/bored with work and are looking for a different type of getaway experience. Instead of going to Vegas, on a cruise, or going to the beach, women can vacation from 3-5 days on a river in West Virginia to reconnect with nature and truly escape the business of the city.

What is Wild River Academy?

The Wild River Academy encourages women to seek out their full potential through outdoor experiences. In a society that emphasizes comfort and convenience, women need to search for opportunities to grow and realize their individual strength. The Wild River Academy empowers participants by providing wilderness experiences in the DC Metro Area and beyond, turning people from tech-savvy to tent-savvy. 
We provide river expeditions to women who are looking for an opportunity to reconnect with nature and get to know other professional women in the DC area. Trips generally run 3-5 days, from Thursday to Monday, March to September. We work hard during the day but at night we kick back with some music, good food, and great company. WRA leads bachelorette party wilderness excursions for groups of up to 11 women. Our motto? Earn your fun!
​The Wild River Academy also provides motivational public speaking services, emphasizing the benefits of wilderness travel in building happy individuals and healthy communities. In 2011, Natalie Warren and Ann Raiho were the first two women to travel the historic Hudson Bay Fur-Trade Route from Minneapolis to Hudson Bay, following Eric Sevareid's route from Canoeing With the Cree. Natalie is currently giving presentations on this adventure to encourage young women to get outdoors! For more information see,, and email to schedule a presentation for your organization.
Upcoming Events and Presentations
Hudson Bay Bound Presentations
September 28th @ 8PM, Potomac Paddle Sports
December 7th @ 8PM, Clara Barton Community Center
December 10th @ Sadie Pope Dowdell Library
Office Presentations
Looking for a quick TED talk for your company? Hudson Bay Bound does 15 minute presentations to share stories and motivate business men and women to go on wilderness trips. Take a quick break from your work day, grab a cup of coffee, and get inspired!

For a little taste of the adventure, here is a journal entry from the last day of the Hudson Bay Bound trip:

August 25, 2011
"10 more hours of paddling ahead. We felt as far away from York Factory as we ever had. Our wrists ached, hands clenched, and our minds, more than anything, were on the verge of insanity. We needed a good kick in the ass to light our fire again. The river was beautiful -- high white-mud eskers on the right and low lying spruces decorating the left bank. The ruggedness of the terrain continuously reminded us of our isolation. As breath-taking as it was, it was not the tundra we had expected, not the tundra we knew and loved from years ago (Ann and I met on a river trip in the arctic tundra in 2007). Our stomachs turned, our stroked slowed, and we became desperate for the hours to pass. All of the sudden from behind us we heard a huge clap of thunder that spooked us both. Just then, a pack of wolves, 5 total, one black, came out to the river bank from behind the spruce. The air was still -- a suspicious calm. The wolves stopped in their tracks when they felt our presence. We stared. They stared. Myhan (our dog) barked. A bird broke the silence with a loud cry and goosebumps rose from our skin. We glanced at the dark cloud looming behind us and we were off with a motivation reminiscent of our efforts on the Red River. We reached "The Rock" (he hasn't been in movies lately because he has dedicated the rest of his life to be a kilometer marker on the route to Hudson Bay), a big rock on the river bank that signified our remaining distance of 50k....40k....30k...Two more hours. We sang every song we knew, including some Christmas medleys. We saw seals, woodland caribou, and a black bear. Every white rock looked as if it were swimming our way and I joked that someone should spray paint them all black to soothe the nerves of canoeists paddling through polar bear country..." TO BE CONTINUED

If you would like to join our mailing list, please go to and send us your email. We will keep you posted on upcoming presentations and let you know when to register for wilderness trips. As always, thanks for your support!

Natalie Warren
Wild River Academy

Monday, August 13, 2012

Hudson Bay Bound Inspires New Startup in DC!

Hi everyone!

Welcome to the beginning stages of development for the Wild River Academy! We are excitedly putting together the website and planning a few paddling events for the fall, including a trip from DC to Philadelphia in October. After almost a year of public speaking through Hudson Bay Bound I decided, with the enthusiastic support of Punchrock, to expand the organization's mission from inspiring young women to get outdoors to actually providing outdoor experiences for women ages 18-24. 

Today's society stresses comfort and convenience. Modern advancements, especially our reliance on technology, have improved our quality of living, but at what cost? I believe that reliance on technology is inversely related to the ability to deal with simple, everyday challenges; the more we use technology as a crutch, the less we are able to stand on our own. When was the last time you traveled to a foreign location without your IPhone or GPS telling you which way to go? Can the average person still determine the direction of the wind and, even more, what it implies for the weather that day? Do these skill sets even have value anymore? I believe that they do. In fact, confronting these everyday challenges instills the confidence and self-reliance that every individual needs to reach his or her full potential.

When I was 15 I had my first real wilderness experience through YMCA Camp MenogynThe Boundary Waters Canoe Area of Northern Minnesota and Canada was the most remote, beautiful, peaceful place I had ever been. I ventured off into the wilderness for 15 days with 5 other ambitious women. We used our strength to travel long expanses of water; our wits to explore new ideas; and our songs to pass the long hours. We used no fuel for transportation and there was no rush hour on the lake, except perhaps the occasional bird migration. 

However romantic it may sound, the trip was challenging and the lifestyle was unfamiliar for a young city-dwelling woman like myself. At home, if I could not lift something I could simply ask my dad or brother for help. If I was tired of helping in the yard I could go inside and rest. We have so many easy ways out of problems that we rarely rely on our own creative devices. On trail, if I did not portage the canoe, finding fallen trees for quick breaks, or carry the heavy Duluth packs, finding large rocks to rest up against, then they would not have reached the next lake. If I didn't want to paddle anymore because my arms felt tired then we would not reach our destination. If I couldn't sleep because I was too cold and wet, then that was that. I thrived off of these challenges and returned the following year for a 30-day canoe trip in Ontario, and the year after that for a 49-day white-water canoe trip on the Inuit heritage rivers of Nunavut, Canada. All of these trips had their own set of challenges, but whether we faced dangerous weather, whitewater, or portages, I had confidence in my personal and emotional strength and trusted the women around me to do the same.

In 2011, my friend Ann and I were the first two women to paddle the historic 2,000-mile Hudson Bay Fur-trade route from Minneapolis to Hudson Bay, retracing Eric Sevareid's route from Canoeing With the Cree. The trip had a larger impact than we initially expected. We received lots of media attention, including articles in Canoe&Kayak and Outside Magazine, and realized that we had an open opportunity to truly inspire people with our story. We have given presentations for different organizations (Women's groups, paddling clubs, schools, environmental and agricultural groups, outdoor conferences, etc.) in hopes that our experience will inspire people to go on their own adventures. It has almost been a year since we pulled our well-traveled, 17 ft. Langford canoe up onto the banks of Hudson Bay. Ann and I have gone our separate ways since then, but our story still lives on. Through Wild River Academy, I plan to give presentations about my wilderness experiences and to provide outdoor opportunities to young women, encouraging them to create share their own stories.

Wild River Academy believes that young women can realize their full potential through outdoor challenges and, as a result, create change to re-establish strong, self-reliant communities. We have several events in the works for this fall, including a paddling day on the Potomac and a paddling pilgrimage from DC to Philadelphia in early October. Future plans include providing Spring Break wilderness excursions for the colleges and universities in the DC metro area. The website is in the works, but will be up later this week with an events page to keep you updated with upcoming activities. For the mean time, follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook!

Enjoy the day!
Natalie Warren