CV

Employment

2015-2018   Quantitative Ecologist   U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Southeastern Region
2013-2015   Postdoctoral Fellow   University of Rhode Island
2008-2008   Research Associate   University of Florida
2005-2007   Avian Research Technician III   Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources
2004-2004   Head Teaching Assistant   Boise State University
2001-2003   Teaching Assistant   Boise State University
1999-2001   Research Assistant   Kentucky Gap Analysis Project

Education

2013   PhD in Environmental Science (Avian Ecology)   University of Rhode Island
2006   MSc in Raptor Biology   Boise State University
2000   BSc in Wildlife Biology   Murray State University

Grants

Asterisk (*) indicates I was a major contributor on project design, development, and implementation, but not an official PI due to institutional policies.

2018   *Evaluating the use of Autonomous Recording Units (ARUs) to survey Black Rails at Alligator River, Swanquarter, and Cedar Island NWRs ($19,715), U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS). PI: Susan McRae (East Carolina University)
2017   *Inventory and assessment of secretive marshbirds: using eDNA to determine occupancy with a focus on Eastern Black Rail and King Rail ($27,352), USFWS. PI: Susan McRae (East Carolina University)
2016   *Black rail ecology to inform effective survey design and support population modelling ($172,907), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). PI: Clint Moore (USGS)
2016   Secretive marsh bird surveys on southeastern National Wildlife Refuges ($92,700), USFWS. Co-PI: Whitney Wiest (USFWS)
2016   Seasonal connectivity of MacGillivray’s Seaside Sparrow ($11,750), USFWS. Co-PI: Aaron Given (Town of Kiawah Island, SC)
2016   *Seasonal connectivity of MacGillivray’s Seaside Sparrow ($4,800), Carolina Bird Club. Co-PI: Aaron Given (Town of Kiawah Island, SC)
2014   *Automated telemetry monitoring of migratory birds ($7,426), USFWS. PI: Scott McWilliams (University of Rhode Island)
2010   *Acoustic monitoring of migrating bats and birds on Rhode Island National Wildlife Refuges ($33,038), USFWS. PI: Scott McWilliams (University of Rhode Island)
2008   *Rapid assessment of fruits available to songbirds during fall migration ($9,276), USFWS. PI: Scott McWilliams (University of Rhode Island)
2002   *Migratory connectivity: linking raptors to their breeding areas ($17,900), Idaho Department of Fish & Game. PI: Alfred Dufty (Boise State University)
2002   Frank M. Chapman Memorial Research Grant, American Museum of Natural History
2002   E. Alexander Bergstrom Memorial Research Award, Association of Field Ornithologists