Passionate Naturalist knowledgeable about habitat conditions and environmental concerns. Adept at teaching people of all ages how to enjoy and care for local areas. Ready to bring 35+ years of related experience to a dynamic new role.
Highly experienced in wildlife management with an emphasis on optimizing habitat conditions for targeted species. Experience in both brackish and freshwater impoundments.
Effective at connecting people to the land and animals through extensive knowledge base and anecdotal narrative. Able to explain complicated environmental concepts in understandable, everyday language.
Capable of operating all types of farm tractors, track hoes ( including extended reach), rubber tired back hoes, motor graders, and ATV's. As well as motor boats, canoes, and kayaks.
Knowledgeable in primitive survival crafts, flintknapping, arrow making. bark baskets.
Certification program administered by Clemson University and fulfilled at Hobcaw Barony. Primary purpose was for volunteer teaching.
This resume does not represent a comprehensive list of skills and achievements. Neither does it capture my passion for all things outdoors. I've tried to highlight my experience and skills in the space allotted, but there are many more experiences and abilities not in this resume. I hope it gives an adequate representation of what I have to offer. I volunteer at the Waccamaw Wildlife Refuge, since they don't have a resident Naturalist. I teach school children through an organization called Friends of SC Coast, who have a cooperative agreement with the Refuge. We visit various locations and environments within the Refuge as well as their Nature Center. I'm also available to any adult groups who might want assistance. I've found there is a disconnect between the public, and particularly children, when it comes to understanding complex environmental issues. They can't comprehend or appreciate the issues when they don't have a grasp on the basics of environmental science. That's what I do, bridge the gap. If there are any questions or interest feel free to contact me. Thanks for your consideration.
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