I am a curious and passionate conservation scientist with a master's degree from Dalhousie University in Resource and Environmental Management. My experience is rooted in Canada's coastal forests, notably the Wabanaki/Acadian forests characteristic to New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, and Coastal Douglas-fir forests found along the shores of the Salish Sea. My current position as Raincoast Conservation Foundation's Gulf Islands Forest Project Coordinator focuses on improving protection and governance of these precious coastal forests and associated habitats on the Gulf Islands of BC.
My expertise is the combined result of a multidisciplinary academic background and varied professional roles. I tend to seek out positions and opportunities with a strong collaborative component, as it has been my experience that projects benefitting from diverse ways of knowing are the most rewarding, and often the most successful. In these situations I am able to act as a leader to move action forward, but can also step back and contribute as a team member.