Hello and welcome to my official website. I’d like to start by introducing myself and this website. My job title is a bit tricky to define. The media often refers to me in a number of ways, including, primatologist, anthropologist, wildlife expert, conservationist, explorer and female Indiana Jones.
I have a PhD in Anthropology, with a specialization in primates, so by ‘official’ training I am an Anthropologist/Primatologist. However, for almost ten years, I have worked as a wildlife correspondent on numerous television programs, including National Geographic’s television series ‘Ultimate Explorer’, ‘Explorer’ and ‘Out There’. I am also one of four elite explorers chosen to star in Mark Burnett’s (creator of ‘Survivor’ and ‘The Apprentice’) ‘Expedition Africa’ for the History Channel.
Regardless of what job title the media assigns, the bottom line is I love my wildlife. And as a consequence I lead a pretty wild life too! I love exploring the farthest and most remote corners of the world…and I love the magnificent creatures that roam the planet, so many of them on the verge of extinction. I have covered exciting and in-depth stories on giraffes, snakes, leopards, giant Humboldt squids, great white sharks and more! Also, there’s always (or very often) the reference of former NFL cheerleader. That is also correct, and though I admittedly am a cheerleader for conservation, don’t get the idea that I drag pom-poms into the jungle with me on expedition!
My plan is to keep the site updated, my chaotic schedule permitting, with frequent journal/blog entries and details of upcoming events as well as current projects and a FAQ section that covers questions I get asked most frequently. Over time I hope this site can become a bit of a resource to other conservationists and animal lovers as to what’s happening in the field. Whether you’re a biologist, adventurer, or amateur wildlife enthusiast, I hope you come back and check in from time to time. If you have any questions or suggestions please feel free to send me a note! Lastly…don’t forget to sign up for my newsletter!
Keep it wild and go explore!