Dedicated natural resources professional who excels in project and personnel management, contract administration and program coordination. Exceptional leadership and organizational skills. Detail-oriented with a strong work ethic and excellent interpersonal communication skills. Comfortable working outside in all seasons.
ISA Certified Arborist
NC Pesticide Applicator's License
NC Commercial Driver's License (Class A)
Geospatial Data Collection & Analysis
Indexing and digitizing satellite images
Forestry inventory methods
Strong verbal/written communication skills
Strong tree/plant ID skills
Threatened/Endangered Species Management
Invasive Species Management/Control
GPS & GIS Systems
Exceptional map reading & interpretation
01/2014 to Current
Forestry Technician NORTH CAROLINA FOREST SERVICE – Henderson, NC
Plan, organize, and coordinate wildlife management activities for 19 employees and 6 facilities throughout northeastern North Carolina.
Budget planning and implementation, purchasing/contracts, employee schedule planning and approval, equipment operation and maintenance training, and preparing monthly/annual activity and analysis reports.
Timber management including cruising, pre-harvest planning, sales notices & contracts, timber stand improvement projects, and prescribed burning.
Collaborate with federal & state agencies and NGOs on wildlife management projects.
Technical guidance to private landowners, administer wildlife and habitat management programs and presentations to private landowners and entities.
Land acquisition investigations and grant writing to receive funding for special projects.
Cooperative Upland habitat Restoration and Enhancement Program (Northampton County), Sea Duck Joint Venture migration monitoring, black bear (Ursus americanus) management, disease sampling and monitoring reproductive characteristics in white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus), Northern bobwhite quail (Colinus virginianus) call and covey count surveys, American Alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) population and range expansion surveys, and wildlife damage control /nuisance wildlife investigations and removal.
Plan and conduct prescribed burning, timber management, planting beneficial species of herbaceous annual and perennial plants, shrubs, and trees, management & control of invasive plant/animal species, wildlife population and habitat assessment and control.
Scientific data collections, public speaking and presentations, technical writing.
Established a plan to diversify habitat management activities and techniques in order to maximize potential environmental benefits, while reducing operating costs.
Led migratory bird research project that successfully trapped, banded, and released over 750 mourning doves (Zenaida macroura) and over 100 wood ducks (Aix sponsa) at duty station, thus breaking the previous year's record three times in a four year period.
Implemented organizational techniques to enable more concise and accurate records, while reducing man-hours involved in reporting activities to Federal Aid Programs.
Bachelor of Science: Wildlife Sciences North Carolina State University - Raleigh, North Carolina NC.
Coursework includes: Wildlife Biology, Forestry & Wildlife Management, and Environmental Policy & Law