I am a new PhD student working with Dan Binkley and Bill Romme on historical forest structure/composition and restoration treatments for ponderosa pine and mixed conifer forests. IÃ¢??m interested in landscape ecology, disturbance regimes, and the incorporation of science into land use policy. IÃ¢??m an Air Force Lieutenant Colonel, a Colorado native, and upon completion of my GDPE program IÃ¢??ll re-join the Biology faculty at the US Air Force Academy. I earned a BS from the AF Academy, a MS in Environmental Science from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, and a MS in Global Mobility/Logistics from the Air Force Institute of Technology. IÃ¢??m thrilled to be part of the GDPE community with my wife Anne-Marie (a Civil & Environmental Engineer) and our two daughters, Maddy and Leah. I enjoy reading, gardening, hunting, fishing, and playing Ã¢??Captain HookÃ¢?? with our girls!