I 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 & Clark bicentennial, and almost a hundred for Katy Trail State Park, the longest rail-trail in the country. 

My exhibits also include big-river wetlands and the Civil War in Missouri, and I wrote a cave guide for naturalists at Meramec State Park in the Ozark Mountains.

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 won a Missouri Press Association award.

Before Missouri I lived in Japan, where I taught English 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.