I am the Assistant Dean for Sustainability and Strategic Planning in the College but I wear many interesting hats. My responsibilities include sustainability issues for the College, working on outreach and internships. I recently started at Colorado State University after a five year stint at Texas A&M University as the National Park Service’s Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit leader. In that capacity I worked with parks throughout the Gulf Coast area from Florida to Texas. I have over 20 years of National Park Service experience at parks as a wildlife ecologist. My main career has been with the National Park Service as an ecologist and I have worked on a wonderful mix of organisms from butterflies to bison to tortoises! I have worked in seven national parks including Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, Badlands National Park, Joshua Tree National Park, Fort Clatsop National Memorial, Wrangel St. Elias National Park and Preserve, and the main NPS office along the Gulf Coast including Padre Island National Seashore, Big Thicket National Preserve and Washington DC. Before coming to Colorado, I worked at parks along the Gulf Coast, including Padre Island National Seashore, Big Thicket National Preserve and San Antonio Missions.