Since 2004 I’ve worked full time as the President of the Biophilia Foundation. Among various projects, the Foundation has worked hands-on and with partners to buy, restore, and resell farms and ranches totaling over 6300 acres of high quality wildlife habitat. We have initiated several successful projects in support of land conservation and restoration affecting tens of thousands of acres. Two good examples of this work are the Living Lands Project with Defenders of Wildlife and Borderlands Restoration L3c in Patagonia, Arizona.
I earned a Ph.D. in Sustainability Education from Prescott College, a M.S. degree in Environmental Sciences and Policy from Johns Hopkins University, and a B.S. in Engineering Science from Vanderbilt University. I have served on the Defenders of Wildlife Board of Directors and I’m currently a member of the Wildlands Network Board and the Board of the Rocky Mountain Wolf Action Fund.
I’m the past Treasurer of the Hummingbird Monitoring Network, a former Board member of the Ploughshares Fund, and a past Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Institute for Shipboard Education, which then operated the Semester at Sea program in academic partnership with the University of Virginia. I’ve also served on the Board of Directors of the University of Maryland's Harry R. Hughes Center for Agro-Ecology. I conduct research in Qualitative Social Research, Payments for Ecosystem Services, and carbon sequestration.