I am originally from New Brunswick and my parents live on the banks of a river, so I was fortunate to be able to spend my childhood summers swimming or kayaking and my winters skating by starlight. In my spare time I also hiked and camped in coastal forests with my Dad and our dogs. Spending so much time outside was the start of my passion for the outdoors, wildlife, and wild places. I now usually spend my time doing fieldwork for my research, and get out hiking and cross-country skiing whenever I can. I also spend my summers in Edmonton growing a balcony garden and eating good food with friends. Find me on twitter for updates.