TitleAssistant Professor & SDSU Extension Range Specialist
Mailing AddressSDSU West River Research & Extension
711 N Creek Dr
Rapid City, SD 57703
BiographyIf you would like my CV or more information, please feel free to contact me at my sdstate email address noted above. Thank you!
Education2017, Ph.D. Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Montana State University in Bozeman, MT
2013, M.S. Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, Montana State University in Bozeman, MT
2011, B.A. Biology, St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN
Academic Interests/ExpertiseIn my role, I connect with producers and partners to better understand how to utilize management strategies, such as rotational grazing, to improve our natural resources in South Dakota. I am part of the Rural Behavioral Health Team, which is focused on providing farm/ranch stress workshops to producers and those that work with them to improve producer resiliency. I am particularly vested in developing programming to engage youth, and wish to develop technologies to improve producer efficiency, production, and work-life balance.
- Cooperative Extension
- Rangeland Ecology
- Plant Ecology
- Ecologically-Based Invasive Plant Management
Extension ResponsibilitiesIn this role, I am responsible for Extension programming and research related to South Dakota rangelands. This includes developing collaborations with other SDSU faculty, as well as non-profits, state and federal agencies, such as the SD Grassland Coalition, SD Game, Fish, & Parks, NRCS, and BLM, to name a few.
Professional MembershipsRangelands Partnership
Society for Range Management