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Last Updated: December 14, 2021
Am I In The Zone?
Meet Your Local Foresters:
Education: M.S. Environmental Conservation, UMass Amherst (2021); B.S. Environmental Science, University of New England (2015).
Experience: ISA Certified Arborist, ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualified. I began working with the GGCP in 2015 and after a few years I left to pursue my M.S. at UMass Amherst where I studied municipal arboriculture and wrote my thesis on teaching people to prune trees. After graduating I worked for the Cornell Cooperative Extension helping the city of Syracuse and surrounding communities of Central New York improve their urban forestry practices.
Interests: Backpacking, Vegetables, Tree Climbing, Star Trek
Favorite Tree: Tulip tree (Liriodendron tulipifera) always gets me excited. It is one of the tallest trees that thrives in the urban environment, and I think every community should have a few towering trees!
Education: B.S. Parks, Recreation, and Eco-Tourism and Masters in Business and Administration
Experience: Formerly a National Park Ranger serving in Acadia National Park and the Ozark National Scenic Water Ways in Missouri. Worked seasonally for DCR for several years before taking this position in Brockton
Interests: Anything outdoors!
Favorite Tree & Reason: I would have to choose the Copper Beech (Fagus sylvatica). Besides having fond memories of spending countless hours climbing my neighbor’s Copper Beech, these trees are majestic when they reach a mature height. With a copper color leaf with hints of purple and green, the leaves are unique and complement any yard.