- How did you first hear about the CWC?
Working as the Outreach team leader in 2021.
- What is your role on the CWC?
East Slope Angler Representative
- Tell us about your background when it comes to conservation.
I have a degree in fish, wildlife and conservation biology with a focus in wildlife conservation. I work with nonprofits to help diverse communities connect, enjoy and conserve our natural places.
- Why are you so involved with conservation?
My gramps was a wildlife biologist for the division of wildlife. He inspired me to be lover of nature and protect and enjoy it. And be unapologetically Black while doing it.
- What is your favorite wildlife species and why?
Cedar waxwing, it’s the first bird I could ID without my gramps coaching me.
- What is your favorite thing about living in Colorado?
The possibilities of activities and fresh air.
- What do you wish Coloradoans knew about the council or wildlife?
The wildlife was here first and needs to be protected as best as possible while also giving people the opportunity to enjoy and be a part of wildlife. The council does not represent the ever growing and changing outdoor recreation industry and we have a lot of work to do. Internally, for the citizens and most importantly for the wildlife.
- What types of outdoor recreation do you partake in?
Hiking, camping, trail running, foraging
- What is your most memorable story about wildlife or being out in the wild?
Bear that broke into a dispensary and ate a lot of edibles. That’s Colorado in a gluten-free nutshell.