In my brain I wish I was an 18th century biologist/explorer. But instead, due to human encroachment and the destruction of the natural world, I can’t do that. I feel a deep sense of loss that most of the untouched natural world has been destroyed or altered by humans. I am also passionate about helping people experience more of the wonder and joy associated with nature, particularly through zoos. I do hope to contribute some small measure of knowledge and applicable conservation to make a difference. As such, I am pursuing my PhD in conservation biology. My research focuses on endangered species conservation.
My work, hobbies and travel seem to be full of random experiences that are far outside of the realm of what most people find “normal” (at least that’s what my people tell me). I whole heartedly admit to being an absent minded, goofy, extreme sports junkie, and probably reckless person, but I think that’s half the fun of living. If you read my life motto, it may tell you something about the way I approach life. I hope you enjoy my blog, and maybe you will even learn something new. If you ever have any curious questions about a post or any animal related topic, don’t hesitate to ask!