Still playing in the mud.
Rocks, mud, bugs, mud, crayfish, and more mud were some of my favorite things growing up here in Rochester. When not playing around our backyard and by the Zumbro River, the need for nature was taken care of with our school trips to Quarry Hill. It was here that I first saw how to combine the things I enjoyed the most, nature and learning. After college, I joined AmeriCorps and was placed at Quarry Hill. When my AmeriCorps term ended, I became a full time Quarry Hill staff member.
Today I enjoy working with the many school classes and public programs through out the year. I spend summers at Quarry Hill leading Crazy Crayfish, Nature Explorations, Geology Rocks and other camps. Sometimes I even visit some of my childhood haunts (like the Zumbro River) with summer campers!
Favorite Animal: Any animal not trying to eat me for obvious reasons.
Favorite Minnesota State Park: Carly State Park because it's a lot like Whitewater, but not as busy.
Hobbies: When not at the nature center, I enjoy biking, hiking, camping, canoeing, skiing, reading, orienteering, and spending time with family.