I began my love affair with the Sonoran Desert and Tucson, Arizona while earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife Biology from the University of Arizona. The romance and desire for immersion in the natural world led to several years of field work in such places as Arizona, Alaska and Papua New Guinea. I was employed by the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum as an environmental educator and interpretive manager working with community members of all ages. I went on to earn an M.A. from Prescott College in Place-Based Education and enjoyed a position as Sustainability Director and professional naturalist at Miraval Resort in Catalina, Arizona. Currently I am Associate Faculty for the Liberal Arts, Adult Degree Program at Prescott College Tucson Center and am LEED accredited and a member of the Southern Arizona branch of the US Green Building Council Chapter. My passions are discovering and relating to others the intrinsic bond between nature and humanity and the potential of an enduring biologically diverse future for our children’s grandchildren.
Eric - I have also sent a comment to your wife. We would like to discuss having your youth involved in a community service project in the Prescott National Forest. We are involved with invasive weeds, monitoring of old mine sites, trash removal, construction and maintenance of trails, and several other projects. You may contact me at 928-443-8230 or visit our website at www.communityforesttrust.org Thanks