In 2001, I began conducting whitebark pine restoration related research. I’ve continued this work through today as a scientist with the National Park Service and the USGS. I became a member of the WPEF in 2002 and was first elected to the Board of Directors in 2008. I am in my third and final term as a General Board Member. My plan is to use my recent relocation back to Montana – the heart of whitebark’s distribution – and my passion for the plight of the species, to fuel my efforts in advancing the goals of the WPEF.