I am a Research Ecologist with the USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station at the Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory. My most recent research includes: 1) developing ecological computer models for exploring landscape, fire, and climate dynamics, 2) mapping of fuel characteristics, and 3) investigating the ecology and restoration of whitebark pine. I have been working in whitebark pine ecosystems since 1984 and built one of the first models of whitebark pine dynamics in 1990. I am one of the charter members of the WPEF, and served as the foundation’s Treasurer from 2000 to 2004, and as Board Member since 2004 until 2016 when I reached my term limit. I am also a member of the US-International Association of Landscape Ecologists and the International Association of Wildland Fire. I bring a wide variety of skills to the position of Board Member because of my past experience in that capacity and my strong background in whitebark pine ecology. I am currently serving as the editor of Nutcracker Notes.