Phone 406 223 2152
P. O. Box 769 Gardiner, Montana 59030-0490
D. in Ecology, Department of Biological Sciences, University of
Date of graduation: October 2007.
S. in Fisheries and Wildlife Management, Department of Biology, Center for
Mountain Environments curriculum,
of graduation: January 1996. GPA: 3.91.
S. in Fisheries and Wildlife Management, Department of Biology,
Date of Graduation: June 1991. GPA: 3.86
or Naturalist Guide
for outdoor education groups with:
Association Institute, full-time, part-time, and seasonal, 1996-2007
Wild Side, LLC, self-owned adventure travel business, part-time,
full-time and seasonal,
San Francisco Wildlands Studies
Professor for summer field courses, 2000-2002, 2006
of Wildlife, part-time, 2003-2007
Outdoor Discoveries LLC, guide, part-time, 2004-2006.
Most programs are 1-10 days, averaging 3 days, at an
equivalent level of 60 hours per week.
Roughly 24 outdoor programs worked per year, 1998-2008.
Work included interpretation for groups of all ages visiting
on many subjects related to the park's natural and cultural history and
sciences. Skills include
wildlife observation and natural history interpretation, and wilderness
travel (backpacking, skiing, snowshoeing, and hiking).
Current Wilderness First Responder, first certified in November,
Research Supervisor, Ph.D. student,
Park. Conducted elk ecology
studies, 2002-2005, 60 hrs per week. Supervisor: Mark S. Boyce, Professor,
. Radio-tracked elk from the
ground and air (40+ hours aerial tracking, 2002-2003), 2001-2004.
Supervised 4-6 technicians in the field, trained them to use radio
telemetry, snowshoe and hike to remote field sites, trained them in the
assessment of carcasses for cause of death, age, condition, and other
data. Collected elk browse
information at willow and aspen stands, 2002-2004.
Trained technicians to identify various forage species.
Assisted with capture and handling operations 2003 including
preparing collars and collar kits for capture team, handled samples after
capture. Analyzed data on elk
movements and habitat use, 2002 to present, includes use of MS excel and
other spreadsheets, statistical programs, and GIS applications in ArcView
and ArcMap. Write and prepare
technical reports and scientific articles for peer review.
Articles listed in publications section.
Gray Wolf Recovery Project,
, volunteer field biologist, seasonally 1995-2005.
In 1995, 1996 and 1997 spent 6 winter months working 60 hours per week.
Supervisor, Douglas W. Smith, NPS.
Work included tracking, radio-telemetry from the ground
observation, 500+ hours watching gray wolves interacting with ungulate
species using spotting scopes; field necropsy, located ungulates that died
in the field, investigated cause of death, age, condition and other data
collection; capture and handling; winter camping, 1999-2005, assisted with
winter expedition, two weeks of snow camping to observe wolves and bison
interact in March of each year.
for National Geographic, Landis Wildlife Films, and Partridge Film
Productions. Assisted with the
production of wildlife films including Return
of the Wolf, 1995-1999; The
Otters of Yellowstone, 1996-1997; The Living Edens:
, 1999 to 2001, Return of the Wolf Pack, 2000-2002.
Work included 60+ hours per week full time, collection of
multimedia like sound, video, and photographs; film editing; preparation
of support documents including scientific articles, and field
Also appeared as a naturalist
media productions including Nature, Time, ESPN2, National Geographic,
The Jason Project, and BBC assignments, in Yellowstone National
River Otter Research Team, field biologist, for
, searched for otters along
’s lakeshores and rivers, collected scat samples, collected fish scale
samples from anglers, 1999-2000. Supervisor,
Moose Research Team,
field biologist for University of Nevada-Reno at
, 1995. Lived ”in the bush”, radio-tracked moose from the
ground, radio-tracked moose and wolverines from the air, observed moose
and collected data, operated ATVs.
Goat Research Team, M.
S. student at Montana State University, 1991-1994.
Traveled extensively in wilderness in and around
, designed study, supervised 4 volunteers, sampled vegetation, analyzed
rumen samples, observed mountain goats and bighorn sheep, analyzed data
Carnivore Research Team, field biologist for the University of
California-Santa Cruz and U. S. Forest Service, in the Targhee National
Forest, Idaho, 1995. Tracked carnivores such as marten and
wolverine, used snowmobiles, maintained DNA hair snares, and used GPS
equipment for data collection.
volunteer field biologist for
. Torres Del Paine National Park,
1993. Included observations, ground radio telemetry and field
necropsy, capture and handling, and coping with foreign language,
bureaucracy and culture.
Department of Biology, Montana State University, 1991-1994, 2 semesters of
Zoology and Botany, 1 semester of Anatomy/Physiology.
Fire Suppression Team,
firefighter in Yellowstone the summers of 1987, 1988, 1994, and 1996, and
in 1987. Operated chainsaws, pumps, hose lines, hand tools,
drip-torches, and fusees; also helicopter transport, radio-dispatch and
communications, fire mapping, and fuels monitoring.
Research Team, volunteer
field biologist for the Wildlife Research Institute,
, 1990. Included radio telemetry from the ground and from a fixed
position using the null-peak method, tracking, observations, and field and
NPS seasonal employee, Bear and Backcountry Management,
, 1987-1990. Corresponded with staff and visitors on bear
awareness and human safety issues, mapped sighting reports, and
participated in bear trapping, handling, and release operations, 1987,
1988, and 1990. Traveled by
horseback, boat and backpacking to inventory campsites throughout the