Hi there! This web page is primarily for professional communication and networking. Outside of my profession, I’m a family man. I grew up in Richmond, Virginia. I attended college at Virginia Tech and worked as an environmental consultant, where I learned a lot about environmental protection policies and developed an interest in managing the environment. I served as an environment volunteer with the Peace Corps in West Africa. This life defining experience provided me with an awareness of the role of the natural environment to sustain human populations and societal well-being. Since then, I completed a Master of Natural Resources program at Virginia Tech and PhD in Ecology at Colorado State University. Our family currently resides in East Greenwich, Rhode Island.