I grew up on the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland and spent the last 12 years in Atlanta, Georgia. I love natural history and studied wildlife ecology in grad school. I also love traveling and spent 5 summers in Africa. My husband and I welcomed a baby girl into our life in February 2011. Jessee is now a the greatest toddler you will ever meet. :) We moved to Lake Havasu City to begin a new adventure in the beautiful southwest in August 2012. Justin, Jessee and I are active and love hiking and visiting parks and protected areas. We also have a well behaved medium sized rescued hound dog who comes running out in the desert with me every morning.