Phone: (607) 865-7790 ext. 114
Where were you born and raised? Little Falls, NY
What is your educational background? I received my Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Hartwick College in 2009 and my Master’s of Forestry degree from SUNY-ESF in Syracuse, NY in 2013.
Briefly describe your home life. I live in Bloomville, NY with my wife Stefni and daughter Aurora and about 12 acres of mostly wooded land.
How long have your worked for WAC? And what office do you work from? I have worked in the Hamden office with the Forestry Department since the Spring of 2018.
What is your job at WAC? Briefly describe your typical day. On a typical day I may spend time in the office doing GIS work (a computer mapping program) before going out to the field and walking a logging job with a logger or discussing land management activities with a landowner.
What are your favorite MWL Interests? Beauty and Scenery and Recreation.
What are your favorite MWL Activities? Taking the Path Less Travelled and Record and Share Wildlife Sightings.
Describe your favorite experience in the woods (preferably with a family forest owner). A landowner took me around his property to show me all of the work he had done to attract wildlife such as deer, turkey, bear, and bobcat. It was obvious he had put a lot of time and effort into this. He told me it was his passion and he had no plans on slowing down. He treated his property as a site to experiment with different food crops and how effective they were at attracting wildlife. Occasionally academic institutions in New York have taken interest in his work.