I am a Program Coordinator for Oregon State University Extension in Columbia County. I have a Bachelors Degree in Environmental Science from Florida State University, where I focused on the effects of land use change on the growth of southern pine species. I also earned a Masters of Forest Ecosystems and Society from Oregon State University, where I conducted research on the impacts of Swiss Needle Cast on several aspects of Douglas-fir physiology. I currently develop and coordinate the Oregon Forest Pest Detector and Oregon Master Naturalist programs. I also assist with Master Woodland Manager activities and other Extension programs in Columbia, Washington, and Yamhill Counties.
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