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
Why I Joined BRC: This internship initially drew me in because of the plants - I've always been into botany, and the native plant sale allows me to engage in the wider community around native plant education and promoting native plants in the landscape.
Professional Background: I'm currently working on my B.S. degree from Northland College in Natural Resources with emphases in Ecological Restoration and Forestry. Last summer I interned with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service St. Croix Wetland Management District. This summer I will be working with the National Parks Service Great Lakes Network Inventory and Monitoring Program at Voyageurs National Park.
Hobbies: Woodworking, hiking, kayaking, cooking, gardening, and Microsoft Excel
Animal you most identify with: Turtle - I'm pretty quiet and have a bit of a shell, but I love experiencing life's details as I trundle along.
Conservation Quote: “The Holy Land is everywhere” - Black Elk
Why I Joined BRC: As a Northland College student interested in the field of forestry and forest ecology, I wound up taking several classes with Northland’s astute Forestry Professor. During those classes I made connections with people throughout the northwoods community, one of those connections being here at the Bayfeild Regional Conservancy. Our shared interest in ecology and conservation made it a perfect fit for me.
Professional Background: Currently I am attending Northland College and am pursuing my B.S. degree in Natural Resources with emphasis in Forestry. Over the past few summers I have had the chance to work with two different environmental consultant agencies, both battling invasive species, erosion, and other forms of environmental degradation to preserve ecosystem health and function.
Hobbies: traveling, snowboarding, winter and summer fishing, hiking, ultimate frisbee, and listening to lots of music
Animal you would most identify with: German Shepherd – devoted, love to have fun, like to play catch and go on walks, willing to learn new things, and distractible but not easily distracted.
Conservation Quote: “Where the plow won’t go and the scythe won’t sing, a tree should grow” - Soren Uhrenholdt
Bayfield Regional Conservancy ~ 33 N. 1st Street, Bayfield, WI 54814 ~ 715.779.5263 ~ email@example.com