Evans was born and raised in Idaho. Her interest in insects and other
wildlife developed while exploring Idaho's forests and streams. She
learned at a young age that many unseen wonders can be found under
rocks and dead trees. She attended the University of Idaho and received
a degree in Wildland Recreation Management. Adare has worked as a
wildlife educator for the Idaho Department of Fish and Game since
1993. She shares her knowledge and enthusiasm for wildlife through
Project Nose-to-Nose, a state-wide wildlife education program that
is available to Idaho elementary schools and middle schools. She has
reseached and developed many programs on wildlife, including insects.
Adare is an insect hobbiest, raising hissing cockroaches, Annam sticks
and Australian prickly sticks at her home.