I grew up in the suburbs of Chicago flipping burgers, mowing lawns, and stocking shelves. After grad school I worked for MN DNR for 12 years as a fisheries biologist at several locations in the state. Started getting sick of just "monitoring the decline" so I took advantage of an opportunity to work with a Mn based non-profit environmental group about 8 years ago as their natural resource scientist. I now work on a variety of science and policy issues in Minnesota. Every few years I each a wetland ecology course at a local university. I judge and run hunt tests but family time has really crimped my time for dogs the past couple years.