I am a conservation professional with non-profit and research experience in land conservation, rangeland management, sustainable agriculture, and GIS. I enjoy working with and learning from the people who protect and maintain the land, and strive to contribute to the conservation of our ecologically and culturally unique places.
Today, I am the Conservation Project Manager with he Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County. We have protected more than 18,000 acres across the diverse landscapes of SLO County. Alongside an excellent team, I am currently working toward protecting an additional 20,000+ acres through active conservation projects.
Originally from New Jersey, I grew up exploring the forests and streams of the Sourland Mountains. With the West calling, I moved to California and completed a graduate program at San Diego State University focused on land use change and rangeland conservation in San Diego County and San Luis Obispo County. From oak woodlands to deserts and the High Sierra, I am captivated by the West’s diverse landscapes and the people who call them home.