I am a devoted Christian, husband and father of three. I have always loved to identify and learn about local creatures, and have been spending recent years gardening with natives to "Bring Nature Home" (http://www.bringingnaturehome.net). My schooling is in wildlife management from Penn State, and I have functioned primarily as a field biologist for the past 20 years. I am currently employed by a county park district in northeast Ohio as a conservation planner, performing various inventories to prioritize and restore natural areas.
Most of my experience is with terrestrial vertebrates and plants; however, I have wanted to tackle other taxa groups for years. Now with help from the iNaturalist community I have finally begun. I am most familiar with species from northeastern US and can tend to be a bit impulsive with my IDs. Feel free to correct me as appropriate.