- Orion Land & Wildlife Management, LLC – Quantico, Maryland 2006-Present | President
- Ducks Unlimited, Inc. – Annapolis, Maryland 1997 – 2006 | Senior Regional Biologist
Served as the Senior Regional Biologist for Ducks Unlimited, Inc. (DU) in the Mid-Atlantic Field Office covering the Delmarva Peninsula. Responsible for developing and delivering the Habitat Stewardship Program targeted to private landowners to identify wetland and upland restoration projects on their farms. Delivered over 500 wetland restoration projects and restored over 7,500 acres of wetland and upland/grassland habitat. After training with the DU engineering division, provided CAD-based site survey, project design, drafting, estimating and bid procurement, and construction management for each restoration project. Provided all accounting and GIS tracking for restoration projects, both upland and wetland for integration into DU’s national mapping program. Managed two Program Biologist positions for the state of Pennsylvania. Provided accounting for restoration program budgets in Maryland, Delaware, and Pennsylvania, 2 million dollars annually. Served as the primary contact of biological information for DU volunteers in a tri-state coverage area. Represented DU on the Maryland State Technical Committee; charged with reviewing all conservation programs delivered through USDA. Organized and implemented major donor waterfowl and upland game hunts surrounding regional and national DU meetings and annual conventions. Coordinated week-long hunting trips for DU “writer’s camps” for national outdoor writers and hunting product company field representatives.
- The W.K. Kellogg Foundation – Annapolis, Maryland 1994 -1997 | Project Coordinator
Served as the liaison among farmers, university researchers, and project collaborators to conduct “on-farm” demonstrations of sustainable agriculture practices and rotational cropping systems. Worked with farmers, Soil Conservation District personnel, extension agents, and landowners to build better working relationships and promote sustainable agriculture. Provided all fiscal planning, accounting, and annual budget development for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (the grant’s fiscal agent) for the project’s 1.25-million-dollar budget. Developed and published a quarterly newsletter for the project with a circulation of 8,000 copies per year. Worked with federal and state agency staff and others to communicate the messages of sustainable agriculture to rural, suburban, and urban communities via print, radio, television, etc. Acted as the spokesperson for Future Harvest at meetings, legislative hearings, university field days, and conferences.
- EPA/Chesapeake Bay Program Office – Annapolis, Maryland 1992 – 1994 | Subcommittee Staff
Served as full-time Committee Staff for the EPA’s Chesapeake Bay Program Nutrient Subcommittee and its workgroups: Agriculture, Forestry, Urban, and Nutrient Management. Prepared briefing packages for committee hearings and meetings. Served as the lead technical writing assistant on papers such as the Definition and Minimum Criteria for the Bay Program States’ Nutrient Management Plans and The Role and Function of Forest Buffers in the Chesapeake Bay Basin for Nonpoint Source Management. Provided staff support to the US Fish & Wildlife Service/Maryland Department of Natural Resources Wetlands Workgroup through the US Forest Service Liaison. Coordinated field demonstrations and tours of riparian forest and wetland restoration projects on agricultural lands for state and federal agency staff and federal legislators. Served as a liaison for the subcommittee at local tributary strategy meetings and annual technical exchanges.
- Master of Science – Agriculture Extension Education, 1991
- Concentration: Agronomy/Soil & Water Conservation
- University of Maryland
- Bachelor of Science – Biology, 1989
- Concentration: Wetland/Plant Biology
- Towson State University.
- Certified Commercial Pesticide Applicator:
- Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Virginia
- License number 28841-19656