As long as I can remember, I’ve been interested in the natural world and especially how natural systems behave. I hold degrees from SUNY Geneseo in Biology (B.S.) and the University of Tennessee in Ecology (M.S) where I studied the natural reclamation of abandoned strip mines in the Cumberland Mountains. I also worked as a research associate in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. After graduating I worked in various academic institutions in Biology and Institutional Research until joining Xerox as a systems analyst. I developed an Occupational Health database in support of Xerox’ epidemiological study of the health effects of working with toner. As part of that work, I was included in the Computerworld Smithsonian Permanent Research Collection that honors those who use information technology to benefit society.
Also at Xerox, I led the development of several sustainability programs including its Greenhouse Gas Reduction Program and Sustainability Requirements for Paper Suppliers. I also shepherded a $1 million grant from the Xerox Foundation to The Nature Conservancy to enable its work in sustainable forestry.
I was recruited to join CEI (the parent organization of Genesee RiverWatch) at least 15 yrs ago! I have served in the past as vice-president, now head up the marketing committee and was directly involved in launching the Genesee RiverWatch program in 2014.
I am married, have two grown children, one granddaughter and two border collies! My hobbies include dog training and photography.