I began my career as a naturalist at the age of four, when my mother took me, still in pajamas, to volunteer at Eagle Creek Nature Center in Indiana. There I would develop a love of all things wild and an eye for identifying trilliums, Carolina Wrens and more. This affinity with nature led me to Northland College where I received a Bachelor of Science in biology and environmental education. Work and life have taken me many places, but never too far from a Great Lake. I feel fortunate to have found a professional home at Blandford Nature Center, where I can share a sense of wonder with students of all ages. There is always more to discover and every season brings new excitement that I can’t wait to experience. I hope that you can join me in the woods to make some new discoveries.