I started watching birds when I was eleven years old. My love for the feathered opened a door into the natural world that never closed. I followed this passion to a career in museums, non-profits, science and environmental education that now spans fifteen years.
Over this time as a communicator, teacher, and naturalist, I have come to believe that connecting people to the environment is crucial for the individual, the community, and our shared biosphere. I achieve this through written, visual, and spoken communications, developing community partnerships, non-profit strategic planning, classroom teaching and environmental education.
To learn more about my personal story or to see my full CV please visit my bio. You can also read snippets from my latest writing project. Please don't hesitate to reach out via email, phone, or mail.
In the summer of 2017 I find myself living on a small island in the Salish Sea of Northwest Washington State. On August 21, 2017 a solar eclipse will appear out of the Pacific Ocean making landfall on the Oregon coast and moving across North America, out into the Atlantic Ocean off the Carolina shore.
A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes directly in front of the Sun, appearing almost the same size, the darkness we see from Earth is the Moon's shadow moving over the Earth's surface,. like a paint brush of dark ink placed on a spinning ball. This shadow is a swath of darkness some 70 miles wide and is known as the path of totality, where the daytime sky becomes night. It is a rare and strange phenomenon that I have never witnessed and I am making plans to travel into this thin, shadowy path to see it first hand. This site is the story of that adventure.