Deb Matlock, PhD Candidate

Nature-based Spiritual Arts Guide and Mentor,

Animal Communicator, Spiritual Ecologist, Presenter, Workshop Facilitator




Deb Matlock, MA

Educator, Mentor, Shamanic Practitioner, Animal Communicator

Deb Matlock wears many hats in the world – all of which relate to supporting a deepening connection between people and the rest of life on this planet.  

Through her business, Wild Rhythms, Deb provides personalized, transformative educational programs and offers nature-based spiritual companionship, mentoring, and animal communication for individuals and groups seeking to develop their spiritual connection with the earth as well as their ability to communicate with animals and the natural world.

Additionally, she is an Associate Faculty Emerita at Prescott College and also consults with environmental and humane organizations – designing programs, workshops, and professional trainings.


Credentials and Interests


  • Currently pursuing a PhD in Environmental Studies at Antioch University New England, Research Focus: Integrating the more-than-human voice into Western culture environmental education
  • Master of Arts in Environmental Education, June 2003 at Prescott College, Thesis title: Remembering the Dance: Reawakening Our Rhythmic Connection to the Earth through Environmental Education
  • Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies, Antioch University New England
  • Associate Faculty Emerita at Prescott College, Master of Arts Program
  • Certified Wilderness First Responder (NOLS Wilderness Medicine)
  • Certified Spiritual Life Coach with Coach Training Alliance
  • Interests: Hiking, Dancing, Yoga, Nature Journaling, Reading, Herbalism, Gardening, Animal Welfare, Working with dogs




Media 2021

Voyage Denver, April 2021

Lessons from the MAP Podcast, January 2021

Shout Out Colorado, January 2021

Animal Magic Films Interview, February 2021

Robust Lifestyles Radio Show (Divas That Care), February 2021

Business Victories Podcast, February 2021

Here Together Now Podcast, March 2021

Robust Lifestyles Radio Show (Divas That Care), March 2021

Sacred Grove Interview with Maribeth Decker, March 2021

Media 2019-2020

Ethical Evolution Podcast – November 2020

 Small Business Sisterhood Podcast – November 2020

 Transnatural Perspectives Podcast – October 2020

 Green Team Academy – Wild Rhythms and Personal Resilience – April 2020

 Wag Out Loud Podcast – January 2020

 Voyage Denver Feature Interview – December 2019

 The Brilliance Ultimatum Radio Show – December 2019

 Talaterra – Exploring spiritual arts and environmental education, March 2019

 Humane Education Coalition Summit 2019: Wind Down With Wellness Panel Discussion

 Community for the Soul Podcast, Earth Day 2019

 Get Rooted Radio, May 2019


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