I’ve been interested in caves and springs for much of my life, ever since growing up in the southwest Missouri Ozarks surrounded by thousands of cave systems. Since then, I’ve spent much of my career studying and managing the complex hydrogeologic systems of karst landscapes. I obtained a Masters Degree from Western Kentucky University in 2010 in Hydrology and Geomorphology, where my research focused on a complex distributary spring system. My research interests are primarily focused on the study of karst systems through the use of dye tracing, geochemical analyses, discharge measurements, and GIS. Personally, I spend much of my free time mapping the extensive and deep cave systems of Tennessee and the Missouri Ozarks. My work has allowed me to study and conduct research on karst systems in a variety of locations including Kentucky, Tennessee, Missouri, Wyoming, Haiti, Puerto Rico, China, and Belize.