I am the Director at the Audubon Center at Bent of the River, and oversee the education, public policy and conservation programs at the 700-acre nature center and sanctuary. In addition, I am the Team Leader for Audubon Connecticut’s Shrub and Grassland initiative. I currently serve as president of the Southbury Land Trust and am on the board of the CT Urban Forest Council. I previously worked as Environmental Planner for the Town of Guilford, CT working with many town commissions, acting as Tree Warden and as the administrator of the town’s Geographic Information Systems. I have also worked for UCONN Cooperative Extension and The Nature Conservancy. I have a Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and bachelor’s degrees in Anthropology and Geography from Mount Holyoke College.