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Q&A with Local Companies: Stacy James & Kara Lofthouse at Wild Roots Learning Center

300 Natoma Street, Folsom, 916-953-9915,, @wildrootslearningcenter

Services or products you offer: Education-enrichment classes, field trips, and summer camps for students of all ages (pre-K through high school).

What you enjoy most about your profession: Seeing children start to enjoy learning; plus, we get to be messy and spend every day outside and barefoot with some of the coolest kids!

Fun fact about your company: We always dreamed of opening our own “hippy school” while working in education (as teachers, administrators, and curriculum specialists). We came across this magical property and wrote the business plan in 48 hours. 

Customer service is: Everything.

First job: Babysitting and a soccer referee for the Folsom Soccer Club.

Favorite food: Anything Dustin (Kara’s husband) makes!

Favorite local restaurant: Milestone.

Last big purchase: We’re currently looking for a camper van—so we can have a mobile classroom, as well as an easy way to load up for adventures—and are hoping to find a large piece of property to expand. Our last actual big purchase was airfare for a family adventure this fall.

Favorite small business: Ruby’s Books to stock our bookshelves and Sociology Coffee to wake us up!

When not working, you can be found: Adventuring (usually with other Wild Roots families) to the beach, the mountains, the lake, or on local trails.

You love living here, because: We’re close to everything but also have wonderful places to go in our own backyard.

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