Community Volunteer State Specialist
My areas of interest include volunteers, land and water stewardship, citizen science, and other efforts that create meaningful connections between communities and the natural world - through partnerships, volunteering, technology, and more. Launched in 2013, I lead UNH Extension's Nature Groupie, an initiative that uses collaboration and technology to empower generations of outdoor enthusiasts to volunteer for nature in New Hampshire and beyond. Since 2017, I've lead a team of Extension staff interested in the emerging field of citizen science, helping to increase the connection between local volunteers, scientific research, and community decision-making in New Hampshire. In 2020, I founded a start-up enterprise, Nature Groupie Shop, a non-profit brand that sells Nature Groupie merchandise to support our work with outdoor volunteers.