When I retired from a 35-year career as wildlife biologist and ranger with the US Forest Service, I filled the time between hunting and fishing trips with storytelling.
I entertain audiences with natural history, growing up, and Forest Service career stories at libraries, schools, and festivals. I’ve published five CDs, with several stories awarded Honors by Storytelling World Magazine. Since 2011, I’ve told stories about living off the land in Alaska, glaciers, and Alaska’s animals big and little on both Disney and Princess cruise lines, entertaining and informing audiences on over 25 cruises in Alaska.
My one-person stage play, “Diary of a Forest Ranger,” is based on my experiences over the course of my career and includes both humorous and tragic stories, and stories that changed the way I looked at the world. On Earth Day, 2016, my performance was recorded before a live audience and broadcast on state-wide television. The Alaska Broadcasting Association awarded the program a “Goldie” as Best Entertainment Program.
Through stories, I teach others what I’ve learned over the years whether it’s about a small flower with an unusual name, about a know-it-all biologist who didn’t know it all, or real-life stories that demonstrate environmental principles. I perform all over the country and make several trips to the “Lower 48” each year. Let me know what your interest is and we can work something out!