Experience & Education

Experience & Education

  • Naturalist, ornithologist. conservationist, writer, photographer, speaker, illustrator, graphic artist.
  • Field experience includes Arizona, Texas (north-central, Gulf Coast, lower Rio Grande Valley, Trans-Pecos), Belize & Tikal (13 trips, 9 as tour leader), Mexico (eastern and northwestern, including six trips to Copper Canyon as tour leader), Ecuador, Alaska (Pribilof Islands, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge), Colombia, Costa Rica.
  • One of fewer than 200 hummingbird banders in the U.S.; handled more than 7000 individual hummingbirds since 1990.
  • Co-founder and director of the Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory (SABO), 1996-present.
  • Co-founder and instructor of Cochise Master Naturalist program.
  • Co-founder and past board member of the Southwest Wings Birding & Nature Festival.
  • Co-manager of The Nature Conservancy’s Ramsey Canyon Preserve, 1988-1996.
  • Past tour leader for Elderhostel/Road Scholar, High Lonesome Bird Tours, Naturalist Journeys, Audubon Naturalist Society, Betchart Expeditions, Southwest Wings, Tucson Bird & Nature Festival, Wings Over Willcox Sandhill Crane Celebration.
  • Speaker for Southwest Wings, Hummer/Bird Celebration (Rockport, Texas), Tucson Bird & Nature Festival, Wings Over Willcox, Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival, Salton Sea Birding Festival, Morro Bay Birding Festival, Cape May Bird Observatory, and various Audubon Society chapters, ornithological societies, and bird clubs.
  • Docent and wildlife rehabilitator, Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge, 1977-1988.
  • Zookeeper/aquarist, Fort Worth Zoo, 1976-1979.
  • Past officer of Huachuca Audubon Society, Fort Worth Audubon Society, North Texas Herpetological Society.
  • B.S. in Biology from University of Texas at Arlington, 1986.

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