Teaching and Presentations
I'm available for workshops and presentations about writing, nature study, collaborative creativity, and cultural interpretation. My thirty-eight years of experience include seven years as a National Park Service naturalist, during which I offered countless formal and informal programs including slide shows, nature walks, campfire talks, workshops, and environmental education activities. I've led many extended study tours of western state and national parks for the Smithsonian and other clients and lectured on subjects ranging from the Southwestern Ponderosa Pine Forest at Northern Arizona University (NAU) to indigenous cultures of the Southwest at the Phoenix Public Library.
Trained as an Oral Historian, I've collected interviews and spoken histories from veterans of the Civilian Conservation Corps, descendants of Mormon pioneers, and other old-timers associated with northern Arizona. I've also taught short classes on writing, natural history, and mapping at NAU, Flagstaff public elementary schools, the Willow Bend Environmental Education Center, and the Arboretum at Flagstaff. In Fall, 2018, I'll teach Writing in Forestry at NAU.