Education and Career:

I hold a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Wildlife Management and Biology from University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point and a Broad Field Science teaching degree from University of Wisconsin - River Falls.  I have been teaching 6-12 grade science’s since 1997.   My teaching experiences are diverse having taught in downtown Milwaukee to Kotzebue, AK 40 miles above the Arctic Circle in a remote Eskimo fishing village.  I have also taught in an outdoor classroom leading month long trips into the Boundary Waters.  My wildlife background has provided employment opportunities with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, and universities where I have worked in prairie and wetland management, dealt with invasive species, and endangered resources for the conservation of our wildlife and the environment.  I am honored to be in my current role where I can teach and live along the greatest resource in North America, the Mississippi River.

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