I'm Elise Wahl, the writer, designer, and illustrator behind Timberdoodle Studio. I have worked with over one hundred partners and clients across the country, ranging from small municipalities to federal land management agencies.
• Master of Science, Natural Resources major, concentration in Environmental Education and Interpretation, University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point (UWSP)
• Bachelor of Fine Art, concentration in Art and Technology, The Ohio State University
A decade of experience as an interpretive park ranger, environmental educator, program manager, and designer for the National Park Service, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point, Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, and Timberdoodle Studio. I recently finished my service as the Deputy Director for the National Association for Interpretation’s Interpretive Media Section.
Featured Partners & Clients
• Tongass National Forest
• Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge
• Oregon State Parks
• Lewis & Clark National Historical Park
• Tillamook Estuaries Partnership
• Custer State Park
• Chugach National Forest
• Tillamook Chamber of Commerce
• Environmental Educators of North Carolina
• The North Carolina Arboretum
• Lawson Center Boating Museum
• National Association for Interpretation
• Friends of Wagner Creek
Friends of Netarts Bay Watershed, Estuary, Beach & Sea (WEBS)
• Orange County, California
“Elise is an amazing and talented environmental educator, artist, person...Her art is unique and designed to help pass on key interpretive messages.”
- CJ Rea, National Park Service

“She is hard-working, creative, and self-driven with incredible art and education skills, a rare combination. Anyone who hires her is lucky!”
- Lisa Matlock, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

" EENC has had the pleasure of working with Elise for a few projects now. She designed our special 25th anniversary logo, and she updated our rack card and managed the re-branding of our organization's logo. We were able to give her some guidelines and ideas of what we wanted to feature, and she came back with different designs and illustrations and let us combine what we liked. We now have three amazing pieces to represent our organization!
- Michelle Pearce, Environmental Educators of North Carolina
About Timberdoodles
American woodcock
Scolopax minor
Timberdoodle is a nickname for the American woodcock (Scolopax minor), a bird that doesn’t fit many norms in the bird world. Unlike other sandpipers, this shorebird is found in fields and forests. Plus, this quirky bird has many adaptions that make it a unique hunter and mate.
Males have an elaborate mating display in the spring and summer. During the night males will launch 100-300 feet in the air with twittering and bubbling sounds. Almost like an amusement park ride, they’ll dive straight back down in a twisting motion. Lady timberdoodles, how does this “sky dance” NOT get your attention?