Assistant Professor of Environmental Science & Resource Management

California State University Channel Islands

I study the human dimensions of ocean and coastal management using interdisciplinary methods, including community-based research. My goal is to engage students and communities in understanding and sustainably managing their coastal resources.

I enjoy exploring California's coast with my wife Ashley, our boys Huck & Gray, and our dog Lou.

"The point of greatest interest is where the land and water meet." - Ralph Waldo Emerson, The Method of Nature, 1841

"One of the fastest-shrinking categories of wilderness is coastlines." - Aldo Leopold, Wilderness, 1953

"...and an ocean tumbled by with a private boat for Max and he sailed off through night and day and in and out of weeks..." - Maurice Sendak, Where the Wild Things Are, 1963

"This is the sea, so wild and free." - Julia Donaldson, The Snail and the Whale, 2003