Resides in: Washburn, Wisconsin
Why I joined the BRC: I truly believe the BRC is the vehicle that will protect Northwestern Wisconsin's conservation values, cultural heritage, and our remarkable natural outdoor wonders. I am both humbled and honored to serve for the organization and the greater community.
Professional Background: After I graduated from Western State Colorado University with a degree in Political Science in 2004 I worked for High Country Citizens’ Alliance, an environmental organization in Crested Butte, Colorado. For three years I served as the organization’s Membership & Outreach Director, and following that joined the organization’s Board of Directors. My background has given me opportunities to develop skills in organizational development, leadership, budget & finance, marketing, fundraising, outreach planning, & real estate.
Favorite Conservation Quote: “Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people.” - F.D.R.
Hobbies: Trail running, rock climbing, photography, kayaking, camping, skiing, and snowboarding.
Animal I most identify with: Eagle - I am results focused.
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: “This is how social change ultimately happens: enlightened values do not change behavior; the contours of self-interest are altered and new values rush into the vacuum.” ~William Powers
Hobbies: Hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, paddling, swimming, biking & bird watching.
Animal I most identify with: Hummingbird (I have a lot of energy)
Resides in: Bayfield, Wisconsin
Why I Joined BRC: I have returned to the Apostle Islands and Lake Superior after 22 years in other great places, and personally need to once again be a part of the cogs and wheels set in motion to protect the ecological integrity of my favorite place on earth. Future preservation efforts, I believe, lie in the hands and souls of private landowners and organizations like the BRC and I am excited to add what I can to their mission here in Northwestern Wisconsin.
Professional Background: A degree in wildlife and fisheries management from SUNY College of Forestry, an artistic background, and a passion for environmental education has defined my career working for the USFS and NPS, several environmental non-profits including the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute, and Vail Inc. The people and places that have enriched my background and pushed me onto new causes make working for a land trust a natural next step and yet another opportunity to work with volunteers and members in a place worth protecting.
Hobbies: Backpacking, skiing, sailing, paddling, gardening, traveling and all things outdoors.
Animal: Otter – I aspire to find the fun in everything.
Conservation Quote: “The oldest task in human history: to live on a piece of land without spoiling it.” - Aldo Leopold
Resides in: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Why I joined the BRC: As I went deeper into my education, I started to see how truly
important conservation was to our environment and I knew I wanted to be a part
of that. I was especially drawn to the BRC because I have been coming up to Bayfield and Madeline Island with my family every summer since I was young.
Professional Background: I am currently working on my undergraduate degree in Global Studies and Environmental Policy at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. After studying abroad in Ireland for a year, I went back to campus with a new perspective on environmental issues and a deep desire to get involved. Outside of academics, I am a member of the Minnesota Student Association, an officer of Students for Sustainability, and I helped to found and coordinate the Sustainability Coalition.
Favorite Conservation Quote: “When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.” – John Muir
Hobbies: Kayaking, cross country skiing, laying in the grass, studying in
the sun, wandering, trying new things, breathing fresh air.
Animal Totem: Giraffe - I tend to be pretty calm person.
Resides in: Ashland, Wisconsin
Why I Joined BRC: I believe that every organism, be it plant, animal, or even bacterium, has the right to live and thrive in their native environment without undue stresses imposed by human activities. I want to help preserve and recondition the lands covering Bayfield, Ashland, Douglas and Sawyer Counties for the future.
Professional Background: I owe my passion for wild spaces to my mom and dad, who ensured that I got out, got dirty, and had fun whenever possible throughout my childhood and even into the present day. My love affair with the outdoors was furthered through involvement with the Boy Scouts of America as a Venture Scout and Summer Camp counselor (8 years) and Health Officer (2 years) at the Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan Scout Reservation. This year I am a senior at Northland College (Biology Major, History and Geosciences minors) with a special interest in microbiology. I know that Northland’s environmental liberal arts program has prepared me to be an advocate both environmentally and socially.
Hobbies: I love all animals (and some bacteria), but I have a special place in my heart for horses, dogs and hedgehogs! I also enjoy rock climbing, camping, hiking, occasionally biking, and I’m an avid reader of fantasy and other fiction. I’ve dabbled in quilting, mitten felting, and loom-beading and my newest hobby is fermenting / preserving foods. I’m always open to a new experience!
Conservation Quote: “Think Global, Act Local." - Patrick Geddes
_Bayfield Regional Conservancy ~ 33 N. 1st Street, Bayfield, WI 54814 ~ 715.779.5263 ~ firstname.lastname@example.org