University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA

B.S. in Natural Science with an Emphasis in Biology, May 2012

Study Abroad: School for Field Studies Program for Tropical Marine Ecology, South Caicos, Turks and Caicos Islands

  • Member of the Phi Sigma Biological Honor Society, 2008-2012

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

  • American Fisheries Society

  • Ecological Society of America

  • Society for Conservation Biology

 

Relevant coursework:

Science and Religion, Evolution, Animal Behavior, Genetics, Applied Statistics, Conservation Biology, Oceanography, Biodiversity, Ecology, Environment and Society, Marine Resource Management, Environmental Policy and Socioeconomic Values.


MidCoast Watersheds Council, Restoration Specialist, 2014-present

  •  Works with landowners in priority areas as defined by limiting factor analyses as well as watershed and estuary assessments to discuss environmental problems and design solutions.

  •  Develops, manages, and reports for multiple restoration project in various states of completion on approximately 1 million acres on the Central Oregon Coast.

  • Identifies funding sources, organizes partners, and implements outreach strategies to build a public constituency.


North Oregon Coast Regional River Steward Coordinator, Native Fish Society 2013-Present

  • Promoted watershed based stewardship and organized conservation efforts between 12 volunteer river stewards ranging in location from the Necanicum River to the Siletz River.


Snorkel Surveyor, Bio-Surveys LLC, 2013-Present

  • Continued long term monitoring in 30 miles of the Mary’s River tributaries, adding GIS referenced data to the Rapid Bio Assessment (RBA) sampling protocol, to support ongoing  multi-interest riparian restoration efforts.

  • Established baseline salmonid abundance data on 8 miles of Brush Creek, using RBA protocol. These data will be used to assess the effectiveness of a Large Woody Debris project implemented by the Calapooia watershed council in September 2013.



Oregon State University, Instructor, 2015

  • Taught introduction to fly fishing to a class of 25 university students

University of Washington, School of Aquatic and Fisheries Science, Alaska Salmon Program, 2007-2012

  • Member of a small research team in remote Alaska for 5 summer field seasons conducting fisheries and limnetic/hydrological sampling in support of a dataset spanning 6 decades.

  • Spearheaded research on the ecology of the pygmy whitefish, facilitating collaboration between three

    universities. (See publication)

  • Contributed to a newsletter and brochure fostering communication between scientists and local

    villagers who depend on the fishery resources.

  • Assisted in analyzing genetic, isotopic, morphometric, limnetic, and otolith samples in the labs of Thomas Quinn and Daniel Schindler.


Stream Restoration Contractor with Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission, 2014-Present

  •  Assisting with Workshops aimed at educating agencies and land managers about the importance of beavers as ecosystem engineers of salmon habitat.

  • Coordinated landowner permission and installed beaver dam foundations and pond levelers designed to mitigate conflict and keep beavers on the landscape


Aquatics Project Technician, Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians, 2014

  • Analyzed sediment samples to enumerate macro invertebrate diversity and abundance.

  • Participated in monitoring the effectiveness of the largest estuary restoration project on the Oregon Coast.