•Bachelor of Science Degree in Forestry from Iowa State University.
•Various seasonal jobs in IA, MT, AR, PA, WY, OR, MI
•Forester/Natural Resource Specialist – Oregon Department of Forestry
•Soil Conservationist – Natural Resources Conservation Service
Employed with DMCC since October 2020
Why did you choose this particular line of work?
In a word – Legacy. I want to make a meaningful difference in our community (and beyond) over the course of my career. Due to our reliance on high quality natural resources, the incredible need for conservation/sustainability, and the grand scale/timeline on which natural resources exist, the field of natural resource management far-and-away provides the best opportunity to maximize my impact and legacy.
What do you like most about your job?
The community I serve. I was born and raised in Burlington; this community is and always will be home. Being able to provide and improve enduring natural areas, ecosystem services, and recreation opportunities for my family, friends, and neighbors is a dream come true.