Conservation Program Manager
I am Conservation Biologist and Program Manager and oversee conservation projects, project staff and volunteers for Audubon Vermont including the Champlain Valley Bird Initiative and the Endangered Species Recovery Project. As a biologist my focus is on the Common Tern Recovery Project as well as efforts to better understand breeding populations of Golden-winged Warblers and other grassland and shrubland obligates in the Champlain Valley. I have a master bird banding permit and run the Audubon bird banding station at the Green Mountain Audubon Center. I work in close cooperation with partner agencies and organizations such as the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department, the Natural Resources Conservation Service, and the University of Vermont.
I am the Chair of the Scientific Advisory Group on Birds for the VT Endangered and Threatened Species Committee, and served on the Bird Technical Committee for the State's Wildlife Action Plan.
I obtained my undergraduate degree in Wildlife Biology from the University of Vermont and a master’s degree in Education from St. Michael’s College.