As the Northern Sierra Program Leader for Point Blue Conservation Science, I lead research and monitoring projects focusing on birds and their habitat to assess the ecological effects and benefits of forest and riparian management and restoratoin in the Sierra Nevada and California Cascades.

Born and raised in California, I received a B.S. in Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology from the University of California, Davis, followed by an M.S. from Humboldt State University. My education was broad and cross-cutting in the realm of conservation science, but mostly focused on aquatic ecology, ecosystem services, and upland habitat management.

Before arriving at Point Blue, I worked on research projects throughout the U.S. focusing on a broad range of issues, including riparian conservation, forest management, endangered species conservation, energy development, avian demography, and migration ecology. Over the course of my education and my professional career, I have developed keen interests in bird and wildlife habitat associations, forest management, meadow and riparian conservation and restoration, ecosystem services, and population and migratory connectivity.

I split my time between an office in Woodland, our Petaluma headquarters, and, on the best days, the beautiful Sierra Nevada. When not working, I relish my time with my wife and daughter enjoying the great outdoors.