I received a B.S. in Biology from the University of California, Santa Cruz.  After volunteering for several years on the Point Blue Conservation Science Monterey Bay Snowy Plover Project I joined Point Blue in 1989 to continue working on this long-term study.  Since 2002 I have been involved with an intensive monitoring and management effort to protect breeding Snowy Plovers and California Least Terns within a state park in San Luis Obispo County.  Focused interests include development of adaptive management strategies to support sustained recovery of the federally threatened Snowy Plover and endangered California Least Tern in central coastal California.