Teaching & Public Relations

WSW encourages education and positive communication within all projects its involved with.  The best way to ensure continually improving our field is communicating proactively the successes, as well as the failures of ecological restoration efforts to ensure they are not repeated. Open communication is the most efficient way to promote high quality projects. The erosive power of water is humbling. By writing and teaching, as well as this website, facebook, etc., WSW hopes to continually improve communication and understanding within our field.


Professional Teaching Experience:

Ridgway High School, Ridgway, Colorado, 2000-2001 - High School Science Teacher

Mountain Craft, Inc., 1996-2000 - Owner of log home and log-construction business

North – South Extremes, Inc., Owner, 1993-1996

International guide business, focusing on a cross-cultural experience in Belize and Alaska.

University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Alaska, 1993 - Upward Bound Program Teaching Indigenous Students

Haiku Private Middle School, Haiku, Hawaii, 1992 - Special Education Teacher

Homesteaded, Land for Alaskans Program, McCloud, Alaska 1989-1996

Built cabin in Alaskan wilderness and lived a subsistence lifestyle.

Kenny Lake High School, Kenny Lake, Alaska, 1988 - Science, Physical Ed., & Outdoor Ed. Teacher

Fire Trail Construction, Forest Service Contractor, Oregon, 1983-1984

Commercial Fisherman, Shelter Island, San Diego, California 1983

Gillnetted on 36’ rock cod boat in 65’ seas,300 miles offshoreduring the El Nino storms of 1983.

River Guide; Quebec, New York, Alaska and S.C.A. River Ranger, Colorado 1981-1996

PADI Dive Master in Hawaii, Belize, California and Alaska


Public Relations:

Parks, Trails, Open Space Project Management

Switzerland Stream Restoration Publication, Function of Wood in Streams, link to WSW work, Registry of Fishing Association AG (Switzerland)

Living Streambanks, A Manual of BioengineeringTreatments of Colorado Streams, Colorado Water Conservation Board, Technical Review Committee, provide input and direction for the manual.

River Network, 2010 River Rally, Snowbird, Utah- Contributor during Stream Restoration seminar Uncompahgre Watershed Partnership, Montrose, CO – Moderator during Stormwater Conference involving several towns and Cities on the Western Slope of Colorado

Fort Lewis College, Durango, and Mesa State College, Grand Junction - Guest lecturer

Colorado Non Point Source Connection Newsletter – Wrote newsletter article applying stream restoration

      "principles and techniques to improve stormwater management."

Colorado Riparian Association, Colorado Watershed Assembly - Member

Trout Unlimited Stream Restoration Workshop - Guest Speaker

10th National Nonpointoring Workshop - Presenter

San Miguel Watershed Newsletter and the Colorado Riparian Association Magazine - Contributor

Division of Water Quality, Salt Lake City, Utah - Water quality outreach and education demonstrations

Nenana River Regulatory Meetings, Denali National Park, Alaska – Spokesperson as professional riverguide and hydrologist 


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