Large woody debris and fog in the Elwha River Watershed.
A graduate of UC Santa Cruz with a double major in environmental studies and art, I have never been able to separate the two. I grew up in the country, surrounded by what many would consider a backyard full of nature. The creek that I played in and the beach that I grew up near imprinted on my mind a deep love and reverence for those surroundings. My parents wove art into my life at a young age and while I spend my days working in the environmental field, art is woven into the other days through printmaking, drawing and other crafty and artistic pursuits.
A pacific tree frog saying hello.
Thoughts and efforts is about the environmental work I engage in, my adventures and the art and people that inspire. I am currently a graduate student at the University of Washington pursuing a Masters of Environmental Horticulture. My research focuses on the revegetation efforts in the former Lake Mills reservoir in the Elwha River watershed.