I grew up here in Bigfork, MT surrounded by the forest. After receiving a BS in Environmental Science from Western Washington University, I put my degree to work doing research on the interactions of fish and wood in rivers for Oregon State University. Quickly I realized that I was seeking a more active profession, and moved to Nevada and began doing ecological restoration. After a summer of working with chainsaw and improving forest health, I decided that becoming an arborist was the best combination of science, climbing and working with forest health. After years of training and running a tree service in Boulder, Colorado, I returned to Montana, the only place I can truly call home. With a rapidly changing climate I believe tree health management to be the most important ways we can protect and preserve the last best place.