Welcome to my website.
I am a published marine biologist and certified PMP project manager. I earned a Master’s degree in Marine Conservation and Biodiversity from Scripps Institution of Oceanography and a B.S. in biology from Eastern New Mexico University. In 2015 I completed an international research project to review whale-watching sustainability along the west coast of North America. I worked on diverse projects for almost two decades from managing environmental remediation projects at the Los Alamos National Laboratory to launching and producing a wildlife conservation podcast. My professional experience includes developing strategic vision; manifesting project ideas, networking with international stakeholders, communicating and leading diverse teams; fundraising and business development; monitoring scope, schedule, and budget; and building effective long-term global partnerships.
My purpose or intention is seeking
1. to advance projects that benefit wildlife and their habitat,
2. to cultivate and develop partnerships in all areas of wildlife and wild places conservation, and
3. to share stories that advance conservation research and education programs.
Project management is a discipline that continues to help me achieve my research goals.
Research helps provide information to decision makers and create pathways for humans to coexist with wildlife.
Photography is my creative outlet.
Yoga is my tool to balance life and connect deeply with all living beings.
The future of wildlife conservation depends on the quality of project execution, stewardship of funds and resources, and the ability to communicate a shared vision. I believe that a successful wildlife conservation project is a shared mission supported by a community and promoted through stories. The way to keep showing us is to connect with our inner silence.