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Subjects Taught
Biology I


B.S. Biological Sciences - Wright State University (Dayton, OH)

M.A.T. Science Education - Carson-Newman University (Jefferson City, TN)


2014               Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, Nashville, TN

                         Job Title: Avian Field Biologist

                         Duties and accomplishments:

      • Conducted breeding bird surveys in Bridgestone-Firestone Centennial WMA using protocols established by TWRA
      • Collected and transcribed audio recordings for FISP and PRAW
      • Worked directly with TWRA state ornithologist Scott Somershoe


2013               Offered seasonal positions working with the following organizations:

      • Great Basin Bird Observatory
      • Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory
      • Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center


2012               University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY

                         Job Title: Avian Field Biologist

                         Duties and accomplishments:

      • Point-counts conducted for avian species and red squirrels in U.S. Forest Service-funded research
      • Responsible for recognizing over 60 avian species by sight, song, and call
      • Vegetation surveys refining estimates of tree mortality by species and size class
      • Surveys of serotiny prevalence in lodgepole pine


2010              Jefferson County High School, Dandridge, TN

                         Job Title: Licensed 7-12 Biology I and Zoology Teacher 

I am originally from Xenia, Ohio and moved to Tennessee as a college student after high school. During college, I played four years of collegiate soccer at Carson-Newman College and two seasons of collegiate rugby for Wright State University. It was in Tennessee that I met my wife (also an Ohio native). My wife and I have two sons, Boone and Whit, and a dog named Fletcher.