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: Bayfield, Wisconsin
Why I Joined BRC: Growing up in the woods of Northern Michigan I was always outside exploring. This created a strong love for the out-of-doors and I want to help protect public environmental areas to ensure others are able to have their own experiences with nature.
Professional Background: I am a senior at Northland College, majoring in Natural Resources with a Forestry emphasis and a minor in GIS. I have spent the past 3 years living and working in the Chequamegon Bay area. I have worked with the Northwoods Cooperative Weed Management Area along with partnering agencies, the North County Trail, Dexter Library and the Ashland County Land and Water Conservation Department.
Hobbies: Hiking, crocheting, kayaking, crafting, plant identification, and off-roading
Animal you most identify with: Cat – I tend to be quiet and observant, but once I warm up I am super friendly.
Conservation Quote: “Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed.”