Justin joined the CREST Team in March 2013 and is a Habitat Restoration Project Manager. His interest is in restoring ecosystem process and function in the estuary and helping to restore salmon populations for the betterment of tribal and rural communities in the region.
Justin brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from his career in environmental policy and as a conservation planner with the Nature Conservancy. Justin has worked with State and Federal agency personnel and other stakeholders on complex conservation projects and navigating environmental regulatory processes. He also brings many years of experience in GIS analysis, cartography and database management. Justin enjoys collaborating with landowners, agencies and organizations enabling regional conservation goals to be more attainable.
Justin's educational background includes an associates in Applied Science in Fish and Wildlife Management from Hocking College in Nelsonville, OH, a B.S. in Conservation Biology from the University of Idaho in Moscow, ID, and a Masters in City and Regional Planning from Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, CA.
Justin enjoys anything and everything outdoors. He enjoys living in a small, but vibrant rural community that still maintains its blue-collar roots with fishing and logging. He spends his spare time volunteering, learning about the regional cultural and natural history, and when the sun manages to peak through the clouds, catch some much appreciated vitamin D.