At CRITFC since:
Public Affairs Specialist
Office of the Executive Director Department, Portland Main Office
I was born and raised on the Nez Perce Indian reservation. I grew up traveling throughout the Nez Perce homeland with my family on hunting, fishing, and berry-picking trips. These travels instilled in me a strong sense of place and a dedication to preserving the environment. This was only increased when I saw the dedication to cherishing and protecting the environment of the people of Norway when I lived there for two years. (I think I can safely say that I am the only Nez Perce Indian who is fluent in Norwegian.) I decided to study conservation biology in the hopes of doing my part in helping protect and restore the environment. Today I do this in a roundabout way by combining my understanding of the natural world with my skill with the written word to promote salmon and river protection in the Columbia River Basin. Prior to working for CRITFC, I was the editor of the Nez Perce tribal newspaper Tats Titoqan.
- B.S., Conservation Biology, Brigham Young University, 1997