Resides in: Washburn, Wisconsin
Why I joined 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: Bayfield, WI
Why I joined BRC: The Apostle Islands and Bayfield Peninsula are my heart’s true home. I grew up spending every summer on Madeline Island, as my family has for six generations and counting. For me, there is tremendous satisfaction in working to connect our community with the important work of BRC, so that we might protect this precious region for all time.
Professional Background: I graduated from Emerson College in Boston with a degree in Mass Communications and Film. After beginning my career in New York City, I returned to Minneapolis to work as a television producer and writer for fifteen years before moving to Bayfield in 2015. Most recently, I was Development Director at Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua.
Favorite Conservation Quote: “Take your busy heart to the art museum and the chamber of commerce, but take it also to the forest. The song you heard singing in the leaf when you were a child is singing still.” - Mary Oliver
Hobbies: Music and film are my lifelong passions. I curate the Madeline Island Summer Film Series every July and proudly serve on the board of Bay Area Film Society, which has brought independent cinema to the Chequamegon Bay for over 20 years.
Animal I most identify with: The Golden Retriever! I love people and the great outdoors. I’m also highly food-motivated.
Resides in: Ashland, WI while attending Northland College. McFarland, WI is my hometown.
Why I Joined BRC: The Bayfield Regional Conservancy gave me an opportunity to further my understanding of the native biota of northern Wisconsin. Even better, as an intern with the Northern Native Plant Sale project, I am in a position to spread public awareness and education on ecological issues that I am very passionate about.
Professional Background: I spend my summers working alongside a master gardener, and I am double-majoring in Geology and Natural Resources (Ecological Restoration emphasis) at Northland College.
Favorite Conservation Quote: "Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not." - Dr. Seuss, The Lorax.
Animal you most identify with: Dogs that act eerily like cats. I happen to have one, and we explore the outdoors together when she isn't giving me attitude. And often when she is.