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" (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 vascular plants. However, I have wanted to tackle other taxa groups for years, and 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.