B.A. Geology, 1992,
M.S. Geology, 1996,
Additional graduate-level coursework in botany,
wetland science, soil science, and ecology.
RIDEM Scientific Collectors Permit 2009-66
USCG Licensed Captain - 50 ton inland/towing endorsement
NAUI Scuba Instructor
OSHA 40-hour Hazardous Waste Operations & Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) Trained
13 years environmental permitting and policy experience; 2 years working on policy and permitting at the State of Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council and 10 years of wetland/coastal feature delineation and permitting experience as a private consultant. 17 years of environmental research experience.
Specialties include freshwater wetland delineation & permitting, coastal zone research & permitting, Global Information System (GIS) analysis, environmental studies, characterization of coastal aquatic habitats (e.g. eelgrass beds and sedimentary environments), and coastal environmental sampling (sediment/biota).
Former Chair - RI Geographic Information System (RIGIS) Executive Committee
Vice President - RI Association of Wetland Scientists (RIAWS)
Member - Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS)
Member - RI Natural History Survey (RINHS)