|1995 - 1997||Masters of Science, Systematic Botany - University of Hawaii at Manoa
Phylogeny and Biogeography of Pacific Rubus subg. Idaeobatus (Rosaceae) Species:
Investigating the Origin of the Endemic Hawaiian Raspberry R. macraei
|1991 - 1995||Bachelors of Science, Botany - University of Wisconsin - Madison
|1997 - 2001||
Body Trends Health and Fitness, BodyTrends.com, Chad Bastian & Rex Bird
Oct 2000 - May 2001 Vice President of Product Development
Oct 1999 - Oct 2000 Vice President of Operations
Reported to CEO (after sale of division as independent business) - Rex Bird
Sept 1998 - Oct 1999 Director of Internet Operations (grew division to 34 employees)
Feb 1998 - Sept 1998 Webmaster www.bodytrends.com, Customer Service
Dec 1997- Feb 1998 Store Clerk, Phone Customer Service
Reported to Owner - Chad Bastian
|1995 - 1997||University of Hawaii at Manoa, Dr Agnes Fok, Biology Department
Sept 1996 - June 1997 Head Teaching Assistant, Bio 171 - 172 for Premed Students
Instructed 60 students (writing lectures, quizzes, exams, labs, and grading weekly 4 page reports.) Guided 8
other TAs and 20 undergraduate teaching interns. Rewrote botany labs and conducted equipment inventory.
Sept 1995 - Sept 1996 Teaching Assistant for Writing Intensive Introductory Biology
for Pre-Medical Students Laboratory, Bio 171 - 172
|1991 - 1995||University of Wisconsin - Madison, Dormitories, Mikel Keezer
Sept 1992 - Sept 1995 Custodial Supervisor of the student crew (22 employees)
Managed and redesigned recycling, dish return and weekend cleaning programs.
Sept 1991 - Sept 1992 Tray and Dish return
|Nov 2002||WWOOF volunteer for Aquila Mt Abrupt Ecolodges, Barb Berjking
After dividing our time between cycle touring and 5 one-week volunteering projects, we spent a month at Aquila Ecolodges helping develop the business by updating the website, building a database with previously collected customer data, compiling a basic financial projection and general maintenance (from cleaning lodges to clearing the water collection system).
|April 2001||Photographer for Blakexpeditions, Marc Lonergan
Spent a month in the Venezuelan Amazonas traveling by bongo (a type of large dugout canoe) to create a presentation of intent for Sir Peter Blake’s Amazon journey. Final presentation used by Sir Peter in England and Germany to obtain their funding: Final presentation, www.blakexpeditions.com
|1992 - 1995||President of the Hoofer Gliding Club, University Hoofer Council
Changed the Hang Gliding Club to the Gliding Club by introducing Paragliding and securing funding for the new program. Built the formerly two-person club into an active community of 125 members.
|2001 - 2004||Cycle toured (1/3 solo) 24,000 km in 11 countries on 5 continents
Paddled 600 km along Laos' portion of the Mekong river in a retired local ferry
Tramped 700 km in England, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Ecuador, NZ (incl. Stewart Isl)
|1992 - Present||Paragliding pilot and instructor, taught for www.flyaboveall.com from 1999 - 2002 & 4.
USHGA certified Paragliding Instructor with nine years of experience teaching beginners.