I was born in High Point, North Carolina, and grew up in the pines of Carolina where I was first inspired by unspoiled nature. I have worked since with grassroots campaigns to reverse environmental injustices and restore wild lands.
In 2004 I earned a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources and Recreation at Virginia Tech with concentrations in Forestry and Environmental Economics. After college I worked for the BLM as a wilderness ranger, and I have also worked as a teacher of 5th and 6th graders at environmental education schools on both the east and west coasts.
My paid and volunteer work with advocacy groups includes, among others: Mountain Justice to end the destruction of Appalachia by mountaintop removal coal mining; Restore Hetch Hetchy campaigning to remove the dam and restore the Hetch Hetchy valley of Yosemite; as well as Buffalo Field Campaign, of course!
I began volunteering with BFC in 2005 and have also worked with the Campaign as volunteer coordinator and office coordinator.
I live and farm with my brilliant husband Jesse and our amazing son Elkin in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana. We like to spend our free time exploring the wild areas of the world.
I would like to see the end of this era of tax-payer subsidized welfare ranching, where non-native disease-prone cattle destroy grasslands, streams, and everything wild only to benefit a few greedy and already rich white men. Instead, let’s work together for the return of wild buffalo roaming freely across their native habitat, and respect and honor of the importance of the buffalo’s rightful place in the American landscape.