I am genuinely passionate about environmental accountability and stewardship and have long held a desire to put my professional skills to use in service of those principles. The evidence clearly demonstrates that we are facing the most critical environmental issues in human history. Our climate, planet, lives, and the future of civilization are all at risk. The magnitude of the problem is prodigious, but I do not believe it is too late to reverse the tide. I believe that creating multidisciplinary teams that can pool their collective knowledge towards the common purpose of finding solutions to the climate crisis is essential; joining EI has allowed me to become part of finding those solutions.
Prior to joining EI, I spent nearly 20 years working as an Archaeologist in the Cultural Resources Management industry and most of that time was spent supporting oil and gas sector projects; this led me to make the conscientious decision to pursue a second career supporting projects meant to protect and preserve our environment, rather than supporting those which contribute to environmental decline.
My work in Clean Air Minnesota and Project Green Fleet produces tangible results, and I am very much a results-oriented individual. Working in partnership with owners of heavy-duty diesel fleets to connect them with funding which helps them invest in cleaner diesel machines produces reductions in diesel emissions that can be clearly measured. It is important to acknowledge that we do not all breathe the same air, yet I believe most would agree that breathing clean air is basic human right. My work in helping to reduce diesel emissions contributes to the goal of all communities being able to breath the same – clean – air, and that is particularly rewarding.
“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” – Winston Churchill
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