IWS - Ventura, CA
B.S. – Wildlife Science, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry - 2008
I started working with IWS in October of 2014 as the Non-Lead Outreach Coordinator for Southern California. My primary job is to educate sportsmen and ranchers about the benefits of using non-lead hunting ammunition (visit Huntingwithnonlead.org). One way I perform this task is by testing a wide range of ammunition, then reporting my findings at hunting clubs, cattleman association meetings and sportsman shows.
I have been hunting for the past 18 years. I grew up hunting in upstate New York, but have hunted game animals in multiple states including Kansas, Wyoming, and Colorado. I am an avid turkey hunter, however I equally enjoy deer, elk, antelope, waterfowl and predator hunting.
Shortly after graduating college I joined the United States Peace Corps as an Environmental Educator in Morocco. After returning to the U.S., I worked for the National Park Service helping to control non-native plant species at Devils Tower National Monument in Wyoming. Prior to working for IWS I was working for the U.S. Army at Fort Riley, Kansas teaching individuals how to shoot shotguns for the purpose of shooting Trap and Skeet.