I have been birding since 1999 but re-caught the fever a few years ago and joined Pasadena Audubon right away. I have really enjoyed the sense of community here and the shared sense of passion and purpose. I am currently employed as a Location Scout and Manager in the commercial film business, but my academic background is in political economy and photography. I have volunteered as a Field Assistant in the study of Lewis’ Woodpeckers in SE Idaho and in the North Cascades Institute’s Eagle Watchers program on the Skagit River in Washington State. Having family roots in the American South and New England has allowed me some great opportunities to bird and photograph there as well. I am looking forward to working on ways to grow our ranks while serving the existing membership and planning future birding adventures abroad!