Cara Baker

Cara Baker

Admissions/Enrichment Coordinator

Cara wears many hats in her role as Admissions/Aftercare Coordinator. In addition to managing and growing our aftercare program, Cara also supports our admissions process each year while also serving as the primary office contact in the afternoons. We couldn’t be happier to have someone with Cara’s creativity, attention to detail, and can-do spirit in this pivotal role.

My family and I made the Catskills our home nearly 6 years ago, and we feel lucky to live in such a beautiful place where we are able to spend much of our time outdoors.

After earning a BA in Communications at the University of Kentucky, I attended culinary school in Chicago.  I’ve spent the last 15 years working as a chef, bread baker, cheese-monger and general manager.

Although I continue to have a passion for food, I have a growing interest in education systems, child development, philosophy and Buddhism, which have all led me to MWS.  I am grateful to be a part of this community and I am looking forward to diving deeper into learning and living the dharma.

I have always enjoyed working with kids and my fascination with their imagination and love of learning has grown since becoming a parent. This has inspired me to continue to learn, grow, play and create. I practice RIE, have studied and practice NVC (Nonviolent Communication) and volunteer as a group leader with our local girl scout troop. I live in Shokan with my husband, PJ, and our 2 daughters Finley (MWS Raven) and Josie.  I enjoy yoga, hiking, knitting, family art hour and dance parties!