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Ever since I was a child, I have been very interested in nature and the environment. I have a B.S. degree in wildlife biology, and have worked as a zookeeper, wildlife biologist, and ecologist. I am conducting a brief survey of world leaders, government officials, religious leaders, corporate CEOs, environmental groups, wildlife experts, and others regarding nature and the environment. I am also very interested in religious views, customs, and beliefs from around the world, and the interactions between religion, culture, society, and the environment. This is something I am doing out of personal interest, and is not connected to any group or organization. I have been working on this project since the summer of 2006, and hope to eventually turn it into a book and/or documentary. I am hoping to make this into a global project, with responses from all segments of society. Feel free to contact me directly if you have any questions or comments. If you have not already done so, I hope that you will consider taking part in my project, and please spread the word to anyone you think might be interested! Thanks for stopping by!


January 12, 2009


Private citizen

Today's Date: 12 January 2009

1. What interaction with an animal and/or nature in your life has had the biggest impact on you?

Hitting a deer with my car. I tried to avoid hitting it and swerved but I still hit it. I cried when I watched it die in the road and nobody came along to put it out of its misery and I didn't have it in me to kill it. Horrible experience. I have never forgotten it. When the police officer finally came, it had died.

2. Did you have a favorite place in the great outdoors during your childhood?

A little fort out of boxes and old plywood in the middle of a forest.

Now? Any natural area.

3. As a former zookeeper, I would love to know what your favorite animal is, and why?

People first. I'm a people person. The bat next. They're so incredibly vulnerable.

4. What do you think is the greatest environmental challenge facing us now, and what do you think will be the greatest challenge in the future?

Educating the public.

5. If you could give everyone one piece of advice regarding the environment and our natural resources, what would it be?

Be humble.

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