I have been a practicing professional in aquatic and fisheries biology for several decades and enjoy working on research and with students. I have served on the graduate committees of more than 40 students enrolled at the University of Idaho. I enjoy the challenging research in fisheries science and the perspective of the ecosystem. I was born in Southern California and have always been interested and engaged in outdoor activities. My personal interest in aquatic biology was kindled when I was an undergraduate student in Northern California. I have been lucky to find good academic mentors throughout my career. Aside from my work, I enjoy fishing, gardening, live music and drama.