write and design exhibits for parks, trails, and visitor centers. Until
2007 I worked for
the Missouri Divison
of State Parks. There I planned exhibits for an American
Indian center at Van
Meter State Park, wrote three dozen panels for the Lewis
and almost a hundred for Katy
Trail State Park, the longest rail-trail in the
My exhibits also include big-river wetlands and
Civil War in Missouri, and I wrote a cave
guide for naturalists at Meramec State Park in the Ozark
In 1999, while at the Missouri School of
Journalism, I covered the
environment beat for the Columbia
Missourian. Our series on Columbia's urban sprawl
Missouri Press Association award.
Before Missouri I lived in Japan, where I taught
and worked on the staff of the Japan Environment Monitor.
I also wrote about travel and
birds in Japan, Korea, Malaysia, and Nepal. I grew up in the
southern Wisconsin countryside and attended the big university down the
road, as we nicknamed Wisconsin-Madison. From Syracuse I have a
master's in English literature. In this photo
I appear in one of my favorite habitats.