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, WI
Why I joined the 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: 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 2007-2014.
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.”