1995-present Regional Urban Forester for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources
I provide organizational, as well as technical community forestry assistance to municipalities, townships, other state agencies, tree commissions, beautification organizations, planning commissions, public service departments and the public. The project area that I serve encompasses 16 counties in southeast Ohio. My office is located at the ODNR District 4 Wildlife Headquarters in Athens.
This assistance includes planning for downtown revitalization projects where trees and greenspace will provide benefits to the community. I work with various political subdivisions, including municipalities, utilities and highway departments to assist them with roadside vegetation issues. I collaborate with tree commissions and various beautification organizations to navigate grants and accomplish their environmentally oriented projects that may include tree plantings, hazardous tree removal, park planning and maintenance, and vegetation management along public rights of way.
I was previously employed with the Cities of Upper Arlington and Dublin as an Assistant Urban Forester and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency as an intern in the first years after graduation from OSU.
1991 Graduate of The Ohio State University, School of Natural Resources, with a B.S. in Environmental Science and a Minor in Watershed Management.
I live on a horse farm in Morgan County with my husband.