I am a writer based in Klamath Falls, Oregon. I write about the environment, evolution, energy, agriculture, food, language, books and film. My goal is to find and tell the stories that help us understand how to increase the flourishing of both humanity and the rest of the planet’s species, how to move towards a greener, wilder, happier and more equal future.
My stories have appeared in Conservation, Slate, Nature Medicine, OnEarth and above all, Nature, where I worked as a staffer for several years. I have a Master’s in Science Writing from the Johns Hopkins University.
My first book came out in 2011. Rambunctious Garden is an important read for anyone who cares about the environment. As humans change every centimeter of Earth, from what species live where to its very climate, our strategies for saving nature must change. My book explains why, and more importantly, how. And it is an exciting journey. Dutch safaris with modern day “aurochs,” treks deep into the totally non-native, totally wild jungles of Hawaii, close encounters with Polish bison, a kayak tour through the hidden river at the heart of Seattle–it is an adventure across our strange, beautiful and totally humanized planet.