I am a native Vermonter and was born and raised in Chittenden County. My research interests focus on the behavior and ecology of mammalian carnivores with an emphasis on their management and conservation. Much of my experience has focused on the Canidae, including foxes, wild dogs, and wolves, and explored aspects of their sociality, demography, ranging behavior, food habits, and abundance and distribution. My current research examines the ecological relationships between steppe carnivores in Mongolia, including corsac foxes, red foxes, badgers, and Pallas' cats, and the effectiveness of management strategies at protecting them. Other projects relate to the effects of landscape change on carnivores in Vermont and impacts of snaring on elephants, wild dogs, and lions in Zambia.
I serve as Programme Coordinator for the IUCN/SSC Canid Specialist Group (based at WildCRU - University of Oxford) and team member of the Zambian Carnivore Programme. I also serve as a member of the Vermont Scientific Advisory Group for Mammals and Board of Trustees of The Nature Conservancy of Vermont.