For over twenty years I worked as an independent consultant, specializing in conservation biology and endangered species management.
I received a Bachelor’s degree in environmental studies from the University of Waterloo (1984), a Masters degree in environmental science from the University of Calgary (1990), and a Ph.D. in biology from the University of Victoria (1998).
From 1987 through 2009 I was primarily focused on the conservation biology of Vancouver Island marmots (B.C.), and was instrumental in creating the highly successful recovery program for that species. Other projects included work on:
- red-shouldered hawks (Ontario)
- burrowing owls (B.C. and Washington State)
- hibernating bats (B.C.)
- old-growth forest songbirds (B.C.)
- aquatic plants (Quebec)
- grizzly bears (B.C.)
- rare butterflies (Ontario)
- rare insectivorous plants (Nova Scotia)
- spider monkeys (Costa Rica)
- hoary marmots (Alaska)
- endemic kingfishers (Atiu, south Pacific).
I live in Powell River, British Columbia, where I enjoy the quality of life that only comes from taking time to play with my cat, camera, computers and children of all ages. I serve as a director of the Western Purple Martin Foundation (WPMF), and am also involved with the Malaspina Naturalist Club and the Mitlenatch Island Stewardship Team (MIST).
I also mow lawns, install washing machines, paint houses, design websites, repair computers, analyse data, and create electronic maps.
So…What do YOU need done that I can help with?