I’m originally from western North Carolina and grew up in the Appalachian Mountains. I conducted research on red wolf foraging and spatial ecology and gray wolf-prey interactions as part of different graduate programs. I have also worked as a biologist for different tribes doing mountain lion and gray wolf work. More recently, I worked for CDFW for just over 6 years, where I served as a large carnivore researcher for the department. Now, I work for the Karen C. Drayer Wildlife Health Center in the School of Veterinary Medicine at UC Davis as a Carnivore Biologist. On a personal side, my wife Nikki and I have been married for 14 years and have 3 pretty cool kids (Jude – 11; Sadie – 8; and Adah – 5).