Originally from Vancouver, I completed my MSc at Simon Fraser University studying the effects of agricultural fragmentation on sagebrush songbirds in the south Okanagan of BC. My time in the sagebrush got me hooked on common nighthawks, where they are plentiful and one can find a nighthawk nest if they spend enough time looking at the ground. To be honest, I spend a lot of my time doing nightjar-related things. When not working on my thesis, I run a citizen science nightjar survey program and work on improving nightjar survey methodology. I also sit as Vice-President of WildResearch, the parent organization for the citizen science surveys. I spend the rest of my time with my family, as my partner, kids, and dog patiently teach me the meaning of work-life balance. We like to get outdoors, where my partner and I make sure to indoctrinate the kids with ecology as much as possible.