I work as a District Ranger for the US Forest Service. Prior to this Ranger job, I worked as a Forest Ecologist (Silviculturist) on several national forests in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Whitebark pine and its restoration has been, and continues to be, one of my main focuses. I am passionate about this high elevation tree species. I served three years as the Chair of the Greater Yellowstone Coordinating Committee Whitebark Pine subcommittee, and was instrumental in the creation of the whitebark pine restoration strategy for that area. I am a long-standing member of the WPEF and have been a Board member since 2012. I am the Chair of the WPEF Development Committee, where I am leading an effort to raise money for restoration of whitebark pine across the Western United States.