My late husband Jerry and I discovered Anza Borrego while bird watching in 1990. Two days eventually became four months here each year where the beauty and mysteries of the desert and its inhabitants continue to enchant me. When not in Borrego, I live in SW Florida at the edge of the Everglades. My professional expertise has centered on Standards, Certification and Accreditation. I currently head a consulting group that works with organizations throughout the world in this field. This has included designing the accreditation system for the Land Trust Alliance, to encourage and evaluate best practices in land use and conservation.