I grew up in Woodstock, Vermont, hometown of George Perkins Marsh, author of “Man and Nature” (1861). Although I was not aware of it as a young person, the observations Marsh made about the interactions between humans and their local landscape would guide my personal and professional interests as an adult.
I am a product of public schooling--Woodstock Union High School 1985; Univ of Vermont BA Honors, 1989; MA Geography 2000; University of British Columbia Ph.D 2006--and I deeply value how public institutions bring together people of diverse backgrounds in the collaborative efforts of learning and progressing ideas that serve people and places, alike.
Today I live in a small town in northern Vermont with my partner, three kids, and four dogs. For fun, I coach youth lacrosse, serve as vice-president of the Vermont Chapter of US Lacrosse, and garden.
Address: Geography Department University of Vermont 203 Old Mill, Burlington VT 05405