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About Me

I am an experienced Wildlife Ecologist with a demonstrated proficiency of project management and international experience. Skilled in Statistical Analysis, Science Outreach, Field Research, Study Design, and Report Writing. Strong scientific professional with a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) focused in Biological Sciences, Ecology from University of Alberta.
You can view and download a pdf copy of my curriculum vitae here

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2020 PhD, Biological Sciences
University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada

2013 M.S., Wildlife Ecology
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA

2001 B.S., Forest Resources
University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA



Work Experience


2013 - 2014 Wildlife Biologist, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries,

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA 2013-2014


2007-2010 U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
Field Site: Savannah River Site, New Ellenton, South Carolina, USA

2004 - 2007 Animal Protection Inspector, Georgia Department of Agriculture,

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

2003 - 2004 Raptor Rehabilitator, The Wildlife Center, Pelham, Alabama, USA

2002 Animal Caretaker & Educator, Edisto Island Serpentarium, Edisto Island, South

Carolina, USA

Training and Certification

• Open Water SCUBA certification, 2018

• Ethical Use of Animals, University of Alberta, 2014

• Wilderness First Aid – Advanced, 2014

• Fur School for “U”, 2013

• Conservation Leaders for Tomorrow, 2012

• Safe-Capture International, Chemical Immobilization of Animals Certificate, 2010, 2014

• National Wildfire Coordinating Group classes S-130, S-190, L-180, & I-100, 2009

• Red Card Certified – Moderate, 2009

• Incident Command System 100, 200, 300 Training Courses, 2007

• FEMA Animals in Emergencies Training Courses, 2007

• Prophylactic Rabies Vaccinations, 2003

Technical Skills

Analysis Skills


• Proficient with R statistical software, including using available packages, compiled code, and generating new code as needed


• Genetic data analysis using online and computer based programs, including Genepop, STRUCTURE, and NeStimator


• Management of large data sets, including quality control


• Photo editing with Adobe Photoshop


Field Work Skills


• Camera trapping set up and maintenance                          • Telemetry and triangulation


• Collection and preservation of genetic samples                  • Field capture of mammals and songbirds


• Predation identification field guide creation                         • Vegetation surveys


• Field investigation of mortality                                             • Trans-rectal ultrasound


• Vaginal Implant Transmitter (VIT) fitting, monitoring, and parturition detection


• Supervision of field crews


Project Management Skills

• Train, mentor, and supervise technical staff and undergraduate students


• Event and meeting coordination                   • Database management


• Budget creation           • Grant writing           • Supervise and schedule field work


• Blog, podcast, web series, Facebook page, and other social media presence


• Coordinate and liaise with cooperating groups


• Obtain international research permits, and fulfill permit requirements


• Maintain financial, training, academic, safety, and research protocol and records


Awards and Honors


Please contact for details regarding research funding, scholarships, travel grants, and other awards. You can download my CV here.




Teaching Experience


In a teaching assistant capacity, I taught five courses at the University of Alberta, including Marine Science and Zoonotic Diseases for the University of Alberta Southern African Field School.  Contact for details or download my CV here.

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