I enjoyed a 31-year career with California State Parks, including assignments as a ranger, park ecologist, Superintendent of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, and District Superintendent of the Colorado Desert District. I joined the Foundation’s Board in 1989.

I have long believed that one of the key roles of ABF is to ensure that its land conservation work plays a vital role in sustaining biodiversity, ecological complexity, and climate change adaptability.  I enjoy bicycling, hiking, upright bass, singing, and building wooden toys for my grandchildren.  I’ve been lucky enough to have written two books about park rangers and am currently working on a movie about parks.

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