I have lived in the Pacific Northwest nearly my whole life and was raised to appreciate and enjoy the natural world. My passion for the environment and studying environmental justice, eco-tourism, green design, renewable energy, green cities, biodiversity, and biology led me to achieve a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Studies. My knack for event planning, community organizing and media communications led me to pursue a degree in Journalism with a concentration in Public Relations.
My two degrees dovetail nicely, providing me the tools to play my part in protecting natural areas in a constantly changing world of communications. I believe strongly in environmental education, and communicating the beauty and necessity of local stewardship. Being a mother is a daily reminder of the importance to lead by example for our younger generations. I strive to do all I can in my daily activities to make healthy choices for my community and family.
This blog is full of observational snapshots, often my own experiences being a mother, teacher and life-long student. I warmly welcome comments and encourage continuous dialogue. Thank you for joining me!
2020 Life Update:
The past few years I’ve found myself busy with a toddler (yes, I’m a mother times two now), sending my older “kiddo” off to college, and working a full time job. I haven’t carved out the time to write much over the past few years, but look for my series coming soon on hiking the Oregon section of the Pacific Crest Trail.