Member of the Faculty, The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA, Fall 1996 to present. Teach botany and environmental studies in interdisciplinary teams of faculty at the undergraduate and graduate level. Cocreator of the Evergreen arboretum and natural history collection facility.
Visiting Professor, University of California, Santa Cruz, Spring 1996. Taught botany component of a team taught field ecology course.
Teaching Assistant, Wilderness Literature, University of California, Davis, Fall 1995.
Graduate Researcher, University of California, Davis, Spring 1995 to Fall 1995. Conducted ethnographic research on the cultural influences on natural resource management at Sinkyone Wilderness State Park.
Associate Instructor, California Floristics, University of California, Davis, Spring 1993 and Spring 1994. Taught upper division systematics course which included lectures on restoration and conservation biology. Supervised three teaching assistants and a plant collector.
Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Botany and Ecology, University of California, Davis, Fall 1992, Winter 1993, Summer 1993, Winter 1994, Fall 1994, Winter 1995, and Winter 1996.
Teaching Assistant, Floristics, University of California, Davis, Spring 1988 and 1992.
Expedition Leader, Floristic study of Sinkyone Wilderness State Park, University of California, Berkeley, University Research Expedition Program, May and July 1989.
Restoration Ecologist, Jones & Stokes Associates. Sacramento, CA. Designed, implemented, monitored, and managed projects to restore native habitats, including woodlands and perennial bunchgrass prairies. Assessed restoration feasibility of Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge. Designed over 600 acres of riparian and wetland restoration for the buffer lands around a regional waste water treatment plant. 1990-1993
Resource Ecologist, California State Department of Parks and Recreation. Sacramento, CA. Developed general plans in interdisciplinary team.Wrote natural resource management policies. Designed, implemented, and monitored ecological restoration projects. 1986 – 1990.
Environmental Consultant, Aerojet-General Corporation, County of Sacramento, Holton Associates, Jones & Stokes Associates, WESCO. Sacramento and Berkeley, CA. Wrote environmental impact reports. Conducted rare plant species searches. 1983 – 1986.
Field Ecologist, California State Department of Parks and Recreation. Sacramento, CA. Monitored a native grassland restoration project.Inventoried plant life. 1982 – 1983.
Field Botanist, Aerojet-General Corporation. Sacramento, CA. Developed a land use plan and conducted a plant life study for 8,000 acres. 1981-1982.
Botanical Illustrator, Freelance. Produced eleven stippled pen and ink drawings for Marc Andre Baker. 1981. The ethnobotany of the Yurok, Tolowa, and Karok Indians of Northwest California. Masters Thesis. HumboldtState University.
2012. Tanoak Dreamtime: Safeguarding a Native Nut Tree. Oral presentation. 5th Sudden Oak Death Science Symposium. Petaluma, CA.
2012. Tanoak Refuge: Intervention for a Threatened Traditional Food Plant. Oral presentation. Conserving Plant Biodiversity in a Changing World. University of Washington Botanic Garden. Seattle, WA.
2011. Tanoak Dreamtime: Safeguarding a Native Nut Tree. Oral presentation. Herbarium Speaker Series. University of California, Berkeley, CA.
2011. Tanoak Dreamtime: Safeguarding a Native Nut Tree. Oral presentation. Native Food Summit. The Society for Applied Anthropology. Seattle, WA.
2010. Tanoak: How a Common Pacific Coast Tree Became Threatened and Promising Local Initiatives to Protect It. Poster. American Society for Environmental History. Portland, OR.
2005. Panel presentation on the new roof gardens at The Evergreen State College. Synergy Conference. Olympia,WA.
2003. Tanoak Malpractice. Oral presentation. Association for Women in Science. Monthly Meeting. Seattle, WA.
2001.Tanoak Roshomon: the cultural construction of a tree. Oral presentation.Washington Native Plant Society. Monthly Meeting. Olympia, WA.
1996. Park management enriched by cultural diversity: a case study from Sinkyone Wilderness State Park, Mendocino County, California. Oral presentation. Conference on Coast Redwood Forest Ecology and Management. Arcata, CA.
1995. The sociology of wilderness restoration in Sinkyone Wilderness State Park, in northern Mendocino County, CA. Poster. Society for Ecological Restoration Annual Conference. Seattle, WA.