Meet the Team
I am a senior biology major at Slippery Rock University with minors in chemistry and leadership. My experience and qualifications include:
Extension Urban Forester – Northwestern PA Penn State Extension – Crawford County ISA Board Certified Master Arborist
I am a broadly trained Botanist. Cryptogamic plants are my area of focus, specifically, algae and bryophytes. I began my career years ago as a Utility Forester. Today, I still have a strong interest in Urban Forestry, and work with community groups in Slippery Rock as an Arborist (ISA certified).
I am a Certified Arborist working with municipalities, community organizations, and industry professionals to promote tree planting, care, and maintenance throughout ten southwestern Pennsylvania counties. In addition to urban forestry, I have also studied and worked on land use planning and policy issues related to natural resource conservation. I coordinate and teach continuing education workshops aimed at industry professionals, municipal governments, interested citizens, and homeowners. I also provide tree assessment and forestry management support to Allegheny County for its nine parks.