I was born and raised in Utah and was heavily influenced by the trails, camping areas, and recreational opportunities of the Wasatch Mountains. I love anything that lets me be in or next to water, especially if it involves a boat. I also love hiking, biking, and downhill skiing. I especially love doing these hobbies with my awesome wife and kids!
I have always wanted a career that let me actively influence the natural world for good. As a preparation for this type of career I studied landscape architecture and environmental planning as well as watershed science at Utah State University and started my career planning and designing ski resorts. I decided to go back to graduate school at Penn State and continued to study landscape architecture, but focused on my real loves, recreational space design and watershed planning and restoration.
I come to ACE after acting as the Upper Weber Watershed Coordinator. While in the position I was in charge of implementing plans and projects that improved the water quality of the headwaters of the Weber River. This task included designing and implementing stream restoration projects, watershed planning, agricultural improvement projects, developing and administering grants, and coordinating the efforts of local governments, agencies, citizens, and watershed committees.
I joined ACE to continue the noble task of being stewards of our natural landscape, to get dirty, and change the world in a real and lasting way. I am constantly in awe of the great work, dedicated staff, and hard work of crew members throughout the ACE family. I am honored to be part of this great team and excited to be involved in building project partner relations and growing and expanding project opportunities within ACE Utah.