As a business owner that relies on a natural resource within the Priest River Sub-basin, I am deeply invested in the ecological health of the surrounding area. My family and I live locally and regularly recreate in the surrounding mountains, forests and on its bodies of water. Growing up in a family with a deep rooted hunting tradition, a deep connection with the natural world was fostered at a young age. This connection had been the dominant force in my life steering me toward careers in the National Park Service, the rock climbing industry and currently as the owner/operator of Inland Northwest Fishing Guides, the manager of the Calispel Duck Club and a fisheries consultant for Seattle City Light.
Being a person that lives in the Selkirk region, has extensive hands on wildlife and habitat management experience within that region and owns a business that relies on the natural resource within the Priest River Subbasin, I offer a unique and alternative perspective that would be beneficial to the board of the Selkirk Conservation Alliance. I intend to be a positive force, motivating board members and inspiring local citizens to reach cooperative solutions to the ecological issues in our region.