I have over 20 years of professional experience in wildlife biology, environmental and science education / interpretation, citizen science project development, writing, and layout design. I am currently the Education Coordinator for the Mammoth Cave International Center for Science and Learning. Through this position, I enjoy conducting research, teaching about research, and helping the public become involved in scientific research at Mammoth Cave National Park.
I grew up camping, exploring the woods and fields, climbing trees to read and write, and doing a variety of crafts. I was always active and always had a variety of interests. None of that has changed.
In addition to my current professional endeavors, I am also a beekeeper, author of the book Plants Honey Bees Use in the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys, farmer, webmaster, and artist. My love of nature and teaching about nature shows in everything I do. My writing focuses on nature, beekeeping, and scientific research. My artwork is inspired by nature and life on the farm. And my husband and I manage our farm to be wildlife and ecologically friendly.
Yes, I stay very busy. I never get bored for long because there is always something new to capture my attention. I love what I do and look forward to continuing to forge a life that integrates all of my different interests and skills.
Please feel free to explore my website to learn more about my different skills and interests and ways we can use those skills and interests to help you.