MEET YOUR MASTER NATURALIST
About Myself: I was born and raised in Waukegan, IL
After graduating from Mississippi State University in Engineering, I spent my entire career at Union Carbide Corp. with assignments in all aspects of the business. I am married to Linda; we have one daughter, Lindsay (2011 Painted Buntings) and two granddaughters. We bought our current property in 1995 and moved to Wimberley in 2005. Knowing little about Hill Country land, we became Master Naturalists (2006 Falcons) so we could take care of our property. I loved the training, and since have been Training Committee co-coordinator, President, Past President, and Treasurer (since 2008). I love being involved in all aspects of HCMN!
You May Not Know: In 1980 we were on a family vacation headed to Olympia, WA, and Mt St. Helen erupted just before we arrived in Oregon. We drove in volcanic ash from Portland to Olympia. It was a very eerie and fascinating experience.
Favorite MN Activity: Applying water management techniques and educating others on how to optimize the collection/use of this precious element.
Bird I Identify With: Canyon Wren because they sound so happy and are so gregarious. I think they really enjoy life.
About Myself: I am a Texas transplant, an artist by education and trade, who now turns my powers of observation to the natural world. Ten years into Master Naturalists have set me on a new course of endeavor: “Project Wild Facilitator”: training students as well as their teachers or other educators. HCMN class of 2009 "Dire Wolf"
What You May Not Know: I volunteer for a variety of nature oriented projects: Audubon Society, National Wildlife Federation, Nature Conservancy, and Texas Parks & Wildlife: whatever connects children to nature.
Favorite Master Naturalist Activity: Jacob Well Interpretive Guide educating families to appreciate our natural world.