Bachelor of Science degree in Conservation Biology from Wayne State College
Five summers as seasonal staff in the County Conservation Board system
Private Lands Technician with a Soil and Water Conservation District in Fremont and Mills counties
Conservation Technician - Des Moines County Conservation
Certified Basic Shotgun Coach
Aldo Leopold Pheasants Forever Chapter
Hunter Mentor Certified
Employed with DMCC since May 2013.
Why did you choose this particular line of work?
"A quote by Aldo Leopold describes why I got into conservation, “There are some who can live without wild things and some who cannot.” I got into this line of work to help protect, restore and manage wild things for those who cannot live without them and others who have not yet discovered these wild things."
What do you like most about your job?
"I like many parts of the job, but I enjoy helping to manage our natural resources on both public and private land the best. It’s always great to hear of someone (especially a young kid) having a successful hunt or outdoor adventure on our public lands or on private land that we helped manage."