I grew up near North Bend, Washington and spent many years enjoying the outdoors with my family and friends. In the process of getting my Environmental Science degree at Central Washington University (CWU), I fell in love with our dry montane and shrub-steppe ecosystems and developed a deep respect for this area’s community. I enjoy alpine climbing and ski touring, playing the mandolin, gardening, and spending time with my partner and her wonderful dogs.
After graduating from CWU, I worked as a mapping technician and environmental educator before meeting my match with an office job at one of our regional salmon recovery organizations. Despite being a great experience, I learned very quickly that I need to be working outside and in a more community-oriented role. I look forward not only to fulfilling that need, but also to gaining invaluable experience working with the public and with our lands as a backcountry ranger in the Entiat Ranger District.