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: “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, Wisconsin
Why I joined the 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.
Favorite Conservation Quote: “The oldest task in human history: to live on a piece of land without spoiling it.” - Aldo Leopold
Hobbies: Backpacking, skiing, sailing, paddling, gardening, traveling and all things outdoors.
Animal I most identify with: Otter – I aspire to find the fun in everything.
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 I most identify with: Giraffe - I tend to be pretty calm person.
Resides in: Washburn, Wisconsin
Why I joined the BRC: I have joined the BRC on behalf of the Lake Superior Landscape Restoration Partnership as the Landowner Outreach Assistant. As I furthered my education, I gained an interest in the social component of natural resource management. I am excited to work with the BRC, the Lake Superior Partnership, and local landowners to support conservation activities throughout Northwestern Wisconsin.
Professional Background: After receiving my BS in Environmental Science from Oregon State University, I conducted field work in the Great Sand Dunes National Park, worked for the Forest Service in the Ochoco National Forest in Oregon, and coached high school girls soccer. Wanting to further my education, I returned to Oregon State University and completed a Masters Degree in Environmental Science, focusing on natural resources. During my Masters program, I worked for Benton Soil & Water Conservation District in Oregon, assisting with their outreach, education, and invasive species programs. I am excited to bring my skills and experiences to the BRC and the Lake Superior Landscape Restoration Partnership.
Favorite Conservation Quote: “In nature nothing exists alone.” - Rachel Carson
Hobbies: Camping, hiking, running, canoeing, snowboarding, reading, soccer, knitting and traveling
Animal I most identify with: Raven – I am goal oriented, social, and family and friends are important to me.
_Bayfield Regional Conservancy ~ 33 N. 1st Street, Bayfield, WI 54814 ~ 715.779.5263 ~ firstname.lastname@example.org