What do you do at Westwood Hills Nature Center?

I am a naturalist.

Background/experience

I’ve worked seasonally at a number of environmental learning centers and nature centers, including Eagle Bluff, Trees for Tomorrow, River Bend, Springbrook, Lowry and now Westwood.

How has nature impacted your life?

Nature is a place I go to relax, grow, be challenged and get perspective. I find so much to be thankful for when I spend time outdoors, and I am always learning and discovering new things.

What are your interests and hobbies?

I enjoy rock climbing, hiking, running, cross-country skiing, canoeing, camping and just about anything that is active and outside. I’m also an avid reader.

What is your favorite activity or program at Westwood?

I love doing pond studies! There are so many interesting critters in the water. Even after more than five years of teaching this class, I always learn something new.

What is your favorite place at Westwood?

I haven’t quite decided yet, but I love the Y-dock, T-dock, pines and sugarbush. There’s something interesting to see everywhere if you look hard enough.