Hometown: Sacramento, CA
Education: B.A. Ecology, University of Colorado, Boulder and M.S. Ecology, University of Nevada, Reno
Founder/ President at Red Tail
Growing up in Sacramento allowed me to frequently visit Lake Tahoe and I moved to the Lake Tahoe area full-time in 2006. My career path has taken me from teaching at public schools in Colorado to doing field work on Gunnison Sage-Grouse, Lewis’s Woodpeckers, and breeding bird surveys in Colorado, Oregon, Nevada, and California to environmental education at the Wolf Education and Research Center, Portland Audubon, and Great Basin Outdoor School. In 2010, I co-founded the Tahoe Institute for Natural Science (TINS), a nonprofit that provides science education and nature experiences. During my seven years at TINS, I developed science programs that regularly received “outstanding” reviews from teachers and reached 5,000-6,000 students yearly. I have been an adjunct professor at Sierra Nevada College since 2010 where I teach field courses, primarily in ornithology.
Working with Move Mountains allows me to enjoy connect people with nature and create “aha moments” that give insight into the previously unknown.
“Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts.”
-Sign hanging in Einstein’s office at Princeton