I grew up in Delaware County Pennsylvania where I spent a large portion of my time being active, being outdoors and playing sports. I’d visit my grandparents in Ithaca, New York where I would hike the gorges and help my grandfather in his garden.
From a young age I learned to appreciate the natural beauty of the earth, always admiring the birds, bugs, and other creatures. I played all kinds of sports growing up, eventually landing on track and field. I fell in love with the direct correlation between what you put in and what you get out of the sport and pushing my body further to find what it is capable of.
My love for track and the outdoors led me to scenic Vermont where I attended Middlebury College and competed on the Track & Field team throughout my time there. Unsure of what I wanted to study; I took a wide variety of coursework before deciding to pursue a degree in geology. My studies took me on trips throughout the Champlain Valley and Green Mountains of Vermont, and I finished my senior year doing groundwater research in Northern Vermont.
My role as a field geologist at BSTI has granted me the opportunity to apply and continue developing my skills as a geologist. Outside of work I have a passion for fitness including running, swimming, and strength training and I can also be found fishing, hiking, or playing my guitar.