I have 25 years of experience in natural resource-related services including research and monitoring of the Fender’s Blue butterfly and Kincaid’s lupine, seed-bank dynamics, invasive non-native species, and native oak and prairie systems. I have planned, implemented, and supervised oak and prairie habitat restoration projects and I use a small drone to take aerial photography to document them. Prior to starting my consulting business I worked with The Nature Conservancy from 1996-2010. I hold a B.S in Biology from Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, and a M.S. in Entomology and ecology from Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon. My M.S. research focused on population dynamics of a biological control agent of tansy ragwort. Prior to returning to college in 1989, I was a general contractor for 10 years doing carpentry in Seattle, specializing in traditional timber framing. I also owned a plant nursery on Vashon Island outside of Seattle.