With my infectious enthusiasm, ecological expertise, and attention to detail, I work closely with you to help you find a sense of purpose and pride in your landscape.
I lead you to better understand the natural world, through the eyes of an ecologist.
Because I have worked with so many different kinds of people and landscapes, I am adept at tuning in to my clients and crafting a habitat vision that deeply serves both the land, and your values.
I’m resourceful, nimble, and conscientious. Whether you have a garden, yard, farm, woodland, or campus, I build a habitat design that is customized just for you and capitalizes on the unique features of your land.
My guided walks, talks, and workshops are inspiring and energizing, leaving you with a deeper understanding of wildlife, their needs, and how you can meet those needs right outside your own door.
I am a wildlife ecologist with 25 years of experience in my field, and a lifelong commitment to wildlife conservation.
Before settling down in my native State of Maine, I was a gypsy field biologist for many years – conducting fieldwork and wildlife research throughout North America in a wide range of habitats (from the deserts of New Mexico to the remote tundra landscape of the Canadian Arctic).
Researching coastal brown bears on salmon streams in the Alaskan wilderness
Advocating for the conservation of old growth rainforest in southeast Alaska
Tracking Canada Lynx and crawling into bear dens in the North Maine Woods
Live-trapping grizzly bears in Yellowstone
Banding puffins in Downeast Maine
Since 2010, as the sole proprietor of First Light, I have been partnering with landowners throughout Maine to create thriving wildlife habitats in their own backyards, farms, and forestlands.