My fascination with water and fish started as a young child when fishing and exploring the water’s edge at my grandparents’ cottages here in Wisconsin. I was amazed and intrigued by the wide variety of fish, lakes, and rivers during incredible fishing and outdoor family trips to Alaska, Canada, and “Out West.” During an “Aquatic Biology” undergraduate course I realized I could turn my passion into a career, and it’s one that I thoroughly enjoy.
I teach a variety of Fisheries courses and lab sections for Introduction to Soil and Water. My research interests include fish population dynamics, habitat, movement and migrations, and novel research techniques.
Experience and Interests
My primary courses are Life History of Fishes, Fish Population Dynamics, and Fisheries Research.
- migrations and passage
- population dynamics
- novel research techniques
I am very involved with the American Fisheries Society, serving on state and national committees and as advisor of UWSP’s student subunit