I am a diligent Animal Keeper and kind Educator with a passion for the natural world. I work to maintain and restore our global ecosystems through environmental studies, animal care, and providing proper education about the natural world to others. I find joy in working within, and connecting people to, nature by facilitating educational, outdoor-experiences that inspire and encourage our communities to support a more sustainable future for ourselves and the species around us.
Diligent Animal Care
Animal Medical Treatment
Attentive to Animal Health
Daily Animal Enrichment
Great Public Speaking
Exceptional Guest Services
Effective Leader and Collaborator
Works in all Weather and Climate
Organization and Management Skills
Responsible for the daily care, enrichment, diet preparation, distribution of needed medications, animal records, and monthly reports for all of the native and non-native species kept. Teaches guests about native species by leading educational programs, teaching environmental camps for youth, and designing informative signage for the Nature Center.
Teaches STEM focused labs, tours, and camps, both on site and off museum grounds, to students from kindergarten to 12th grade, inspiring a passion for knowledge and encouraging curiosity within the next generation.
Cared for the native reptiles, amphibians, and small mammals sheltered at the WNC Nature Center, accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, by maintaining living environments and providing daily enrichment for their health, as well as educating guests about the species.
Professionally led tours for guests through outdoor recreational activities to provided knowledgeable interpretation on the history, sustainability, and biodiversity of the Biltmore Estate and Pisgah Forest.
Developed an Environmental Education program that met the State's school curriculum requirements, while meeting the Company's initiatives, and provided 5th grade student with knowledge and an appreciation for the outdoors.
Coursework included immersion fieldwork and research in Asheville, NC, Mount Mitchell, NC, Kings Mountain, NC, Carolina Sandhills, SC, Coastal Keys and Everglades, FL, and 15 Nation Parks in South-Western United States.
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