Thanks to my sister Michelle McIlroy for designing the logo!


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 19, 2015

Help Get Me to Hog Island!

From July 19-24, National Audubon Society is holding their "Sharing Nature: An Educator’s Week" program at their Hog Island camp in Maine. I work as an environmental educator, and editor of a kids nature magazine, so this would be an excellent educational and networking opportunity for me. I have applied for some scholarships to attend, but my employer does not provide travel funding for things like this, so if I can't raise the funds, I won't be able to go. I already work 2 jobs just to make ends meet, and have not had a real "vacation" in years, so this is something I am really hoping to be able to do! I also have a life-long interest in birds, nature, and environmental education, making this an incredible opportunity. The information about the program can be found at for those of you who are interested in helping me to get there!

If you are interested in donating, you can do so online at my personal fundraising page, "Help Get Me to Hog Island" 

I greatly appreciate your consideration in helping me reach my goal!!