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Enthusiastic problem solver with a unique combination of analytical and interpersonal abilities. Demonstrated success working as part of a team to conceive and implement novel, creative solutions. Excellent communicator who excels at delivering complex information to diverse audiences.



Faculty Research Assisstant
Oregon State University, September 2021 - Present

Providing technical support for Oregon State University’s role in the development and implementation of a statewide wildfire risk map as required by Oregon Senate Bill 762. Leading the implementation of communication plans designed to socialize the statewide wildfire risk map, including webpages and public meetings. Also providing programmatic leadership with state and federal land management agencies to update the PNW Quantitative Wildfire Risk Assessment.

Research Fellow & Initiative Coordinator
U.S. Forest Service, PNW Research Station, June 2020 - September 2021

Led the development of a study focused on evaluating plausible community wildfire disasters in western Oregon and Washington. Provided administrative and communications support to more than ten research projects in the Westside Fire Research Initiative.

Conservation Connect Fellow National Forest Foundation
Missoula, MT,  April 2019 - April 2020

The Conservation Connect program of the National Forest Foundation is specifically focused on ways to promote collaborative forums and tools which support restoration work on National Forests and Grasslands. Was responsible for the design and implementation of a qualitative review of the Community Capacity and Land Stewardship grant. Interviewed forest collaboratives and U.S. Forest Service staff and prepared a summary report for U.S. Forest Service Region 6 staff. Also participated in trainings on facilitation, forest planning, and NEPA in the U.S. Forest Service. 

Wildfire Risk and Mitigation Modeling Portland State University
Portland, OR,  2018 - December 2020

In pursuit of Master of Science degree, coordinating with water utility providers and an interdisciplinary team of researchers to conduct a climate resiliency assessment for the Clackamas River Watershed. Research sheds light on the character and magnitude of future risk to water quality and quantity and provides managers with relevant and actionable information to plan risk reduction efforts. Specifically interested in how wildfire risk may serve as a catalyst for community engagement and resiliency planning. 

Forest & Recreation Specialist, Midcoast Conservancy
Wiscasset, ME, January 1, 2016 - March 31, 2016

Was one of eight original staff; helped lead board and staff development, strategic planning, and partnership development. Coordinated with community leaders, foresters, outdoor recreation professionals, and conservation scientists to develop property and community-specific management plans; responsible for multiple-use management of more than 6,000 acres of conserved properties. 

Executive Director, Hidden Valley Nature Center
Jefferson, ME, June 2013 - December 31, 2015

Managed all aspects of a 1,000-acre 501(c)(3) community forest including staff and volunteer management, program development, fundraising and strategic partnership development; directed forestry efforts and sale of value-added wood products, and maintained thirty miles of recreational trails; advanced and integrated nature-based education and recreation in the context of a working forest; led the organization through a merger with three conservation organizations. 


Master of Science Portland State University
Portland, OR  2018 - 2020
School of the Environment


MF Forest Management University of Maine
Orono, ME 2014-2015
Coursework taken, degree incomplete   

Bachelor of Arts Colby College
Waterville, ME 2009  
Biology, with honors



Facilitation and meeting management

Technical and translational writing Spatial analysis – ArcGIS Desktop and R Wildfire risk modeling – FSim, FlamMap



Natural Resource Policy and Management

Environmental Impact Analysis

Ecology and Management of Wildfire

You cannot save the land apart from the

people, or the people apart from the land. 

// Wendell Berry 

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