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What do you like most about your job?
There are a lot of things I love about my job, but I am most appreciative of the time spent outside and in different parts of the country. I am afforded the opportunity to travel and explore so many ecosystems, climates, cultures, and foods. Can’t forget about the food!
My favorite projects are the large, wide-area LiDAR projects that I can really get familiar with. I like getting to know a place and feeling a sense of ownership over the work. I enjoy working in remote locations and appreciate spending time in places that are hard to get to. It’s freeing when the only voice I hear all day is my pilot’s via an air-to-ground radio. A lot of alone time also makes me appreciate the simple interactions I have with strangers.
What’s your favorite work location?
I am always happy to travel and work within the Pacific NW. In addition to this being the place I call home, I love how remote and wild it can be. The Olympic Peninsula holds a special place in my heart. I have experienced some of my most memorable wildlife sightings and encounters here. California is another favorite destination because of the plant diversity, and the year-round fresh fruit, and because of the opportunities to see my friends and family.
I can’t positively say how many states I have worked in but I can confidently say at least half. I can also confidently say that I have YET to work in Hawaii…
When not working, what do you like to do?
When I’m not working I catch up on having a home. I love unpacking my clothes from a bag and my food from a cooler. I love experimenting in the kitchen and creating meals for my friends and family. I spend time alone, crafting creative projects at my living room table, and with friends, going out to see art and to listen to music. When I’m home I also visit the pooches down at the Guide Dogs for the Blind campus, which helps make up for not having a pet!