As Coordinator for the Rangeland Watershed Initiative I work with our Partner Biologists who are assisting owners and operators of workinglands in implementing conservation practices designed to improve landscape function for the benefit of wildlife and ranch sustainability.

I grew up in Butte County where my family had a cow/calf ranch and opportunities abound to enjoy wide-open, productive ranch and timber lands that support an array of flora and fauna.  I attended Chico State, completing a B.S. degree in Agriculture with an emphasis in Wildland/Range Science.  I am thrilled to be working with a team that recognizes the opportunities created by engaging diverse stakeholders in conservation efforts and that strive each day to realize the mutual goals of birders, ecologists, and ranchers.

While not herding Partner Biologists, you'd most likely find me chasing after bovines or my son.