As a Partner Biologist for the Rangeland Watershed Initiative, I work in a partnership program with Point Blue and the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS). Through this partnership, I provide technical assistance to the NRCS Wetland Reserve Easement Implementation Team in northern California. Based out of the NRCS McArthur Local Partnership Office, I work with landowners and operators to implement strategies with the goal of improving wildlife conservation, watershed health, and wildlife habitat quality on conservation easements.

I grew up in the rural Intermountain area of northeastern California, where I developed a passion for the outdoor world. I spent much of my youth enjoying northern California's vast array of ecosystems, ranging from the high desert sagebrush steppe to the valley wetlands. I earned a B.S. in Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences from Oregon State University, with an emphasis in wildlife habitat management. While working various field biology jobs in northern California, my interest in wetlands and the flora and fauna that comprise them grew immensely. I am very excited to be involved in this partnership between Point Blue and NRCS and to be able to work with private landowners to continue improving the quality of working lands, for both agricultural production and wildlife habitat value.

In my spare time, you can find me exploring the Intermountain area, being involved in the Big Valley community, and enjoying what the great outdoors has to offer.