I became interested in forestry and the environment as a young man, camping and hiking with my family. Later, my brother and I would go backpacking, and forestry as a profession seemed a natural outlet for my interests in understanding and working with environmental issues. I've worked in forests all around the world, from the arctic to the tropics, and they are all unique and fascinating, holding not only a diversity of tree species, but a diversity of animals and people, too.

Bachelor, State University of New York, Natural Resource Management
Master, University of New Hampshire, Forest Biology
Doctorate, Purdue University, Soil Science