I work with glaciers and avalanches in the mountains of northwest, Montana.
Specifically my job has me measuring the mass balance of Sperry Glacier in Glacier National Park and forecasting for avalanches that threaten the spring plowing crews on Going-to-the-Sun Road. In addition I work to keep a network of high elevation weather stations operational while the elements we are measuring work simultaneously to destroy them. My goal is to advance our understanding of the processes driving glacier change in this region using quantitative glaciological methods. I also strive to make Glacier Park’s snow removal operations in avalanche terrain as safe as possible.
Education and Certifications
M.S. Geosciences. 2012. University of Montana, Missoula
B.A. Psychology. 2006. University of Montana, Missoula