Resides in: Washburn, Wisconsin
Why I joined the BRC: Before moving to Northern Wisconsin, I worked with three Oregon watershed councils and their natural resource partners in helping local landowners complete restoration practices on their properties. I am excited to help the BRC prioritize their outreach and protection efforts, and work with landowners in fulfilling BRC’s mission.
Professional Background: After I received my BS in Zoology from Ohio State University, I served in Peace Corps’ Bulgaria’s Environmental Program. I then completed a Masters of Science Degree in Natural Resources Management from the University of Minnesota. Since receiving my degree, I worked as a community organizer in Montana and as a landowner partnership coordinator in Oregon. My professional experiences have helped me develop strong skills in communication, collaboration, grant management, and project development.
Favorite Conservation Quote: “Laws change; people die; the land remains.” - President Abraham Lincoln
Hobbies: Hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, paddling, swimming, biking & bird watching.
Animal I most identify with: Hummingbird (I have a lot of energy)
Resides in: Washburn, Wisconsin
Why I joined the BRC: I grew up in Superior, WI and lived in exotic places like Bermuda and San Diego, but I prefer the rustic beauty of the south shore because of it's natural assets and welcoming residents. This job allows me to help share this place with current and future friends.
Professional Background: I have a degree Communicating Arts and Sociology from UW-Superior. I have been a published photographer since 1992 and love graphic design and illustration. I served as the Marketing Director for Big Top Chautauqua from 2007-2012.
Favorite Conservation Quote: “Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children's children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its romance.” ― Theodore Roosevelt
Hobbies: Gardening, hiking, working on the Parent Teacher Organization and avoiding woodticks.
Animal I most identify with: Dragonfly - I'm always zipping around while multitasking projects and, as a photographer, would love to have multifaceted eyes
Resides in: Ashland, Wisconsin
Why I Joined BRC: I continually pursue volunteer opportunities, internships, and work experiences that reflect my impassioned environmental ethic and love of pristine, natural areas. The five formative years I spent growing up in Wisconsin left an indelible mark and it is an extraordinary responsibility and opportunity to work towards restoring and preserving the North Woods. The BRC embodies, in mind, a collaborative, action-oriented model for land use management, ecological restoration, and community outreach
Professional Background: I will be a senior at Northland College this coming academic year, studying Sustainable Community Development with a self-directed focus in Natural Resources. I also work as a Research Assistant with the Center for Rural Communities at the College, contributing to environmental polls, natural capital, and the Lakes Management Project.
Hobbies: Running, Hiking, Biking, Paddling, Cooking, Birding, Reading, Cat-sitting
Animal you most identify with: Owl – Wisdom manifests in many forms- I would say that I am an intellectual person with an innate desire to constantly learn and better myself, while attempting to be aware of my surroundings and employ common sense that is lacking elsewhere. I can be solitary, but also amenable to the constant vicissitudes of life.
Conservation Quote: “We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.” ~Aldo Leopold