Complexity in the natural world excites me! I have more than 15 years experience in ecology research and writing: conservation planning for protected areas, Species at Risk, creating biodiversity standards, and environmental assessment. I also have expertise in project management, event planning, and delivering workshops.
My work has included large-scale conservation challenges that required me to work simultaneously with academia, government, museums, and not-for-profit organizations.
I've been a sucessful small-scale natural beekeeper for 8 years. Committed to life-long learning in the field of apiculture, I attend yearly conferences and am a Master Beekeeper Candidate (2020) at Cornell University. I love teaching workshops and courses about honey bees, wild bees, and bee conservation.
I graduated with a Master of Science (Biology) from Acadia University, for research on the landscape ecology of peatland dragonflies. My research background includes temperate, arctic, and tropical work on various insects, birds, mammals, herptiles, and plants.