I grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana until relocating to North Carolina at age 12. North Carolina’s diverse and beautiful landscapes captured my interest immediately upon arrival. I attended Western Carolina University where I earned my B.S. in Environmental Science. I have worked in many different conservation positions over the years and have enjoyed every bit of it. The field work I have done has been incredibly rewarding and I look forward to continuing the discipline. Outside of work you can find me hiking with my wife and dog or training martial arts with friends at the gym.