As a conservation biologist, I marvel at the connections between nature, culture, and community. As such, I have focused my undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral education on integrating social science and ecology with an emphasis on the conservation of large carnivores. I am currently a Research Associate at the Northern Rockies Conservation Cooperative and an Affiliate Faculty member at the University of Montana. I also serve on the IUCN – Bear Specialist Group’s Human-Bear Conflict Expert Team.
During 2015-2016 I had the great fortune to work as a technical advisor to the Slovenian Forest Service under the LIFE DINALP BEAR Project. I am thrilled to be back in Slovenia for another year—this time for the LIFE Lynx Project.
I enjoy spending my free time with my family exploring the world—especially in nature. We love being in the mountains, on rivers, and in the forest. My hope is to leave my children and future generations with a beautiful and healthy planet.