Joined May 10 2009
It's been an interesting ride -- taught at MSU 1971-1978, PhD 1976. Professor at Johnson State College (Vermont State College system) 1978-1982. Came to Cleveland Metroparks (21,000 acres, not a part of the city of Cleveland) as Chief Naturalist in 1982. Just finished my 300th monthly column for the park magazine, "The Emerald Necklace". Recently awarded first in "Monthly Columns and Editorials" by the Ohio Professional Writers Association (thanks, Mrs. Spiteri!). Active nature photographer, birder, park interpreter (thanks Mr. Huffman!) and amateur radio operator (thanks Mr. Stevens!). Been leading eco-tours for the park district across the US and Ontario since 1994 - Alaska, Algonquin, California, Florida, Rio Grande Valley, Wisconsin. Happily married to Kim. Could retire today, but work is still fun and my staff is great! Maybe in a few years...