I am an Assistant Professor with the Master of Environmental Management Program at Western State Colorado University. I am concerned with questions about how communities and the ecosystems we depend upon can survive and thrive in a changing climate. I see myself as a community partner and work with communities to understand how they can adapt to climate change.
My husband and I are attracted to cold places, and have most recently lived in Fairbanks, Silverton, and now Gunnison Colorado. I graduated from University of Alaska, Fairbanks with a PhD in Human Ecology. My husband and I enjoyed the adventure of living in the Great North in a cozy dry cabin. We enjoyed the northern lights, ski and backpacking trips and the wilderness that surrounded us.
We're happy to be home, though! I am a 5th generation Coloradoan and for the last ten years I have worked primarily with ranching and recreation-based communities in the West. I understand the complex stressors and challenges of this region and am interested in helping its communities adapt and thrive in a changing climate.