What is your background?

I am an environmental professional with 20 years experience related to the Clean Water Act and the Endangered Species Act. My background is in aquatic ecology.

What kinds of projects have you completed in the past ten years?

In the past 10 years, I have spent my time facilitating the construction of stream/wetland mitigation banks; completing 401/402/404 permits for transportation, surface mining, and development projects; identifying benthic macroinvertebrates; surveying for mussels and fish; catching bats; working with watershed groups to reduce aquatic impacts, and performing statistical analyses for ecological projects of many kinds.

What are three career lessons you have learned?
  • Always take notes
  • Work to anticipate bottlenecks in projects
  • Never leave the field until you’ve double-checked your required information
What is something that you would consider one of your greatest professional accomplishments?

I coordinated a multi-state/country nutrient study on the Red River of the North for the International Joint Committee (Washington, DC). I guided three US state agencies, including the Province of Manitoba, in large-scale algae and water quality study to develop nutrient stressor guidance for the Red River to improve the heavily impacted downstream fishery of Lake Winnipeg. Using a statistical analysis of resultant algal metrics and water quality results, I was able to determine appropriate nutrient limits even in the presence of excessive turbidity in the Red River.

Name two things our clients can expect when working with you?
  • Friendly interaction
  • Senior-level knowledge
What is your personal mantra?

Above all, be nice and help people. It’s advice from my Grandmother that serves me in all that I do.

What professional values are most important to you?
  • Professional integrity
  • Providing deliverables on time
  • Attention to detail
You are happiest when?

When I’m out in the woods!

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