I was born and raised in upstate New York, the Fingerlakes and the Adirondack mountains. Along with dairy farming, I learned to hunt, fish, hike, swim and boat at a very early age. Growing up with four brothers kept me outdoors most of the time and I loved it!
I graduated from the University of Wisconsin at Madison with a Bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Biology. I was offered a job in Yellowstone National Park upon graduation, but life and family never let me go, until now. I finally fulfilled that dream four years ago with my first trip to the area with my daughter (my heart and my inspiration), and now I can’t stay away. I have worked as a Naturalist in Grand Teton National Park for the past two years. Winters I enjoy many hours of Nordic skiing, snowshoeing and sledding. The park is a Summer and Winter Wonderland!
My previous careers as Park Ranger, Zookeeper, Police Officer and Veterinary Technician have cultivated in me a dedication to protecting and appreciating our National Parks, wildlife, and a keen sense of public service. My love of the mountains and wildlife has brought me to Jackson Hole, and I am super excited to share this beautiful country with Buffalo Roam Tours guests!
Current associations and accreditation include: Grand Teton & Yellowstone Association, Foundations of Interpretation, Carhart Wilderness Training for Commercial Services, National Association for Veterinary Technicians (NAVT), First Aid and CPR/AED certification