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I am a biologist, whitewater kayaker, and adventurer. I received my Ph.D. from the University of Idaho in 2012 in Biology, where I studied the ecology and behavior of pronghorn. I recently completed a post-doctoral fellowship in genomics and I currently teach courses in animal behavior at Washington State University and the University of Idaho. My kayaking career culminated by making the U.S. national freestyle team in 2010 and competing in the World Championships in Plattling, Germany in 2011. Since then I have focused more on exploring wilderness rivers and mountains throughout Idaho, Oregon, British Columbia, and the Canadian Arctic. I have published research in peer-reviewed scientific journals and written articles and stories about kayaking, adventuring, and natural history.   


Darting pronghorn on the National Bison Range in western Montana. 


With my kayaking roots in freestyle, I love big water and big waves. 


My stories focus on interweaving tales of whitewater, adventure and exploration with natural history and biology. 


I have developed my own style of quirky suffer-fests whether it is on skis, by foot, or on the water.  

Links to Stories and Articles

Featured Article

Searching for the Bathurst Caribou Herd

Published by

SIERRA The national magazine of the Sierra Club

Contributing Author to Duct Tape Diaries-NRS's official blog. 

Citations on Google Scholar

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