I am a fisheries biologist with more than 35 years of experience managing fisheries in Minnesota, the last 25 years working on Lake Superior and the Great Lakes. I volunteer and am employed part-time as an outreach specialist and educator with Minnesota Sea Grant. My work focuses on transferring technical fisheries information to interested public in a concise and easily understood manner. I address specific questions and issues that are associated with the recreational fisheries statewide along with recreational, commercial and charter fisheries on Lake Superior. I am also involved with exploring environmentally sound aquaculture practices in Minnesota.
Management of recreational, commercial and charter fisheries
Population dynamics and fish community interactions
Stream habitat restoration.
Use of public participation processes in natural resource management
Value of what I do for Minnesotans
My work helps Minnesotans develop a better understanding of fisheries management, the importance of aquatic habitat protection, the potential role for aquaculture, and the value of the fisheries resource to the state of Minnesota.
M.S. - Fisheries Science
University of Minnesota
B.S. - Zoology
(Minor: Aerospace Studies and Botany)