Goal-oriented environmental professional with a B.S. Environmental Biology degree and three years experience in environmental monitoring, field research, and science education. Strong technical skills combined with extensive field experience ensuring proficient project completion.
Experience conducting environmental monitoring and assessment projects
Demonstrated organizational/planning skills
Vegetation management and invasive species removal
Experience in wildlife and forestry field research
Educational/presentation material development
Database management and report development
Relevant Professional Experience
Environmental Consultant01/2017 to CurrentSelf-EmployedDurango, CO
Sampling for ground water monitoring programs under COGCC 900 Series E&P Waste Management Regulations.
Soil sampling in response to produced water and hazardous material spills.
Field Biologist04/2017 to CurrentEcosystem Management Inc.Albuquerque, NM
Work closely with federal government environmental agencies and tribal governments performing forest inventories on national forest and native-owned lands.
Conducted technical sampling and leading field crews on CFI and CSE forest inventory protocols.
Fuels surveys and fire mitigation plan development.
Database management, data quality control, report development.
Science Educator01/2016 to 09/2016ColoradoEdLakewood, CO
Developed intriguing online-based curriculum to meet Colorado STEM education standards.
Conducted individualized enrichment and remediation sessions to increase student interaction and learning.
Fisheries Technician06/2015 to 08/2015Colorado Parks and WildlifeMonte Vista, CO
Conducted fisheries surveys using techniques including: gill netting, backpack electro-shocking, boat shocking, seining, and trap netting.
Collected field data and survey results to maintain Colorado State data sets and create standardized reports.
Streamside macroinvertebrate surveys to assist Colorado State research teams.
Research Associate03/2015 to 05/2015Desert Tortoise Monitor Great Basin InstituteHenderson, NV
Conducted permitted research under regulation of Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act.
Performed Desert Tortoise, Gopherus agassizii, mark recapture surveys for a partnership project with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Ranch Hand06/2014 to 10/2017Crescent Bay PartnersDurango, CO
Operate heavy machinery to complete property maintenance projects.
Perform vegetation management and noxious weed control using chemical and mechanical methods.
Data Collection and Statistical Analysis (SPSS), ArcGIS, USFS Exams, CFI/CSE Forest Inventory, Ground Water Sampling, Soil Sampling, GPS/Topographic Map Navigation, Inflatable Raft and Motorized Boat Navigation, Fisheries Population Sampling, Endangered Species, Avian Identification, Technical Writing, Database Management, Management of Field Crews, Educational Material/Presentation Development, Operation of Heavy Machinery (Tractors/Mowers/Power Tools), Irrigation System Operation, Customer Interface.
Bachelor of Science: Environmental BiologyFort Lewis CollegeDurango, CO
Degree coursework included: Genetics, Ornithology, Entomology, Evolution, Ecological Sustainability, Zoology, Botany, Plant Systematics, Plant Speciation and Evolution, Ecology, Weather and Climate, ArcGIS I & II, Stream Ecotoxicology Independent Study, and Macroinvertebrate Research Thesis Project.
Volunteer, La Plata Open Space Conservancy, Fundraiser/Environmental Monitor/2014- Present
Volunteer, Animas River Days, Race Coordinator/Fundraiser 2015- Present
Volunteer, Colorado Parks & Wildlife, Durango Fisheries Crew 2013-2015
Writing and project samples are available on my LinkedIn Profile.