I am a Conservation Biologist with thirty years of experience in protected areas management, biodiversity conservation and international development. I have designed and directed conservation programs, managed protected areas and led research teams. I trained multiple stakeholders in ornithology and natural resources management. My goal is to engage governments, local communities, non-profit organizations and the private sector to collaborate in the development of conservation areas. I seek to deepen stakeholder engagement through leading innovative initiatives that will improve livelihoods and achieve measurable conservation outcomes. This includes certification of agricultural commodities, payment for ecosystem services and adoption of appropriate technologies.