I am a biologist at the Ohio office of the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Water Science Center. My background is in freshwater ecology but, has evolved to include Geographic Information Systems (GIS), species modeling, database work, and web site development.
I began my USGS career as an intern during my undergraduate studies in environmental sciences. For the first few summers, I helped the LERI NAWQA team collect fish, macroinvertebrates, and habitat data. My next undertaking was in managing the Ohio Aquatic Gap Analysis Project – a Geographic Information Systems (GIS)-based, pilot project that sought to provide regional assessments of the conservation status of native animal species and to facilitate the application of this information to land-management activities.