I have worked for TNC for 17 years now. Fifteen in my current position as Project Manager of Kankakee Sands Illinois and 2 years part-time for the Indiana chapter. I have been involved in nature all of my life
and have always loved the beauty and wonder it evokes. Before working for TNC I had worked for many years in professional auto racing, Indy car and Drag racing. Through my racing career I got to see much of the world, the beautiful places and places in peril.
In my current position I get to perform all aspects of a project from invasive species control and prescribed fire to community education and land acquisition. I am certified as an RXB2 Burn Boss and have been burning with TNC since 1999, with over 200 burns to my experience.
In my off time I enjoy traveling and developing alternative energy projects at home. I currently produce all of my hot water and twice my electrical needs through wind and solar systems that I have constructed. It's really nice to get a check from the power company and produce no CO2 from my energy.