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Education Manager for the Forest Preserve District of Cook County;

Naturalist with the FPDCC since 1976;

B.S. in Forestry from the University of Missouri;

M.S. in Wildland Resources (emphasis in wilderness philosophy and recreation economics) from the University of California, Berkeley.

As a naturalist I have become an ecological "jack of all trades and master of none;" Currently supervise 6 nature centers and education facilities for the FPDCC, and a variety of education programs for schools, groups and the public. My passion is still as a working naturlaist: bird walks, flower walks, present programs for schools and community groups on a wide variety of topics, canoe trips, etc. My knowledge is primarily local to the midwest. Web site:

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