Affiliations

The following is a list of organizations I have been involved with, my roles with each, and links for each.

  • COPIN (Central Ohio Public Information Network) ~ I am a Response Team Member for this network of PIOs (Public Information Officers) eligible to be deployed to assist local agencies in the event of a major event or disaster.
  • Columbus and Franklin County MetroParks ~ I serve as a trail and naturalist volunteer at Highbanks MetroPark, Blacklick MetroPark, Clear Creek MetroPark and assist with programs occasionally as a naturalist volunteer at Glacier Ridge MetroPark and Three Creeks MetroPark.
  • Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist ~ in 2015, I received my OCVN certification through The Ohio State University Extension.  The mission of the OCVN program is to promote awareness and citizen stewardship of Ohio’s environment and natural resources through science-based education and community service.
  • Toastmasters International ~ for a number of years, I have been associated with this organization which is dedicated to enhancing leadership and public speaking skills.  I have served as Vice President – Education (the #2 officer in the club) for Northwest Toastmasters #859.
  • Stone Laboratory ~ I attended a week-long intensive course during grad school at The Ohio State University’s island campus and return 1-2x each year to for volunteer work weekends.
  • KickBUTT Columbus ~ This is an annual highway ramp clean up event focusing on cigarette butts as litter.  I have volunteered multiple times for this event and have fielded a team to sponsor a ramp.