I’m a born & raised Michigander from Macomb County. I left the ‘burbs for the urban life of Ann Arbor, where I gained my Computer Science degree from University of Michigan and spent many years as a web developer. My passions for the environment led me to Detroit where I was involved in urban community gardening/farming and subsequently to rural Tuscola county where I worked as an organic vegetable farmer. Farming furthered my interest in natural resources and land management, and I took on the roles of Stewardship Technician and volunteer coordinator assistant with Washtenaw County NAPP. I am also a 2019 graduate of the excellent Conservation Stewards Program organized by MSUE and partners.
My family and I are now rooted at our generational family farm homestead near Chelsea, MI, where we operate a small flower farm, care for our chickens, goats, and dogs, and practice land stewardship. I’ll often be found out enjoying our many beautiful Washtenaw county natural areas, where I enjoy hiking and paddling, volunteering to manage invasive plants, and participating in citizen science inventories and photo-monitoring.
I am incredibly excited to be joining the WCCD team, and am eager to bring my experience and passons in urban and rural vegetable farming, stewardship and conservation, and web development to take our resource distribution, programs, and tree & plant sale events to the next level in order to promote wise land use for many generations to come.