From the time I was 3 years old, I have been walking across the earth (often on my own.) Nature is the source of my energy and the source of all life. So, I have dedicated my life to protecting it. I facilitate the leap from loving to caring for nautre. Specifically, designated USA wilderness areas and public lands -- two ideas I want to see prosper well into the futrue.
I recently completed a Public Lands Education Internship at the World Heritage UNESCO sister parks, Aztec Ruins National Monument and Chaco Culture National Historical Park.
I received my Master of Forestry from Northern Arizona University, class of 2022, in the Human Dimensions Lab. I am a Social Scientist and Science Communicator, or as I like to say, a Tree Storyteller. I have communication skills in spades — written, visual, and oral! My years of international travel make me comfortable with the great diversity of humanity.
I help recreationalists understand and follow current best practices for longterm environemntal sustainablity. We need everyone's voice, I'm sharing mine through playfulness, tree facts, and science.
I've traveled through 42 countries and have at least one photograph of a tree from each one! I love to climb trees, study them, admire them, and am now intellectually armed to defend their environments as best as I can.
Summer of 2023 I hiked 491 miles from Denver to Durango (via the longer Collegiate West trail.) My hike was dedicated to public lands stewardship, a collaboration with Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado. Check out videos on my IG page, tree_storyteller.
Upside down with joy at the top of Africa, Mt. Kilimanjaro. Summited as the Sustainability Coordinator for Twende Maasai Tours, 2019.
Summer and Fall 2021 I conducted the first wilderness research on visitor knowledge, attitude, and practices toward discarded used toilet paper (DUTP) and developed and conducted the first spatial data collection of DUTP to establish existing baselines.
Coproduction of knowledge - 2 (or more) heads are better than one.