How does a Midwest girl end up in the Southwest? Well, because of
trout of course. Amanda fell in love with the mountains and deserts
of the Southwest and now calls Durango home. She is a biologist working
for a Durango based company called Ecosphere.
has her undergraduate degree
in Natural Resource Management,
Master of Science in Sustainable
Community Development and
Nature Tourism. She currently serves as a biologist studying federally
listed threatened and endangered species in New Mexico and Colorado. She has 10-plus
years of experience teaching,
management plans for wildlife
She also spends a lot of time in
the field; hooting at owls
or calling in mountain lions (unintentionally).
will be leading wildlife/bird watching
hikes for AVA guests as well as teaching and helping with our ladies workshops.
Amanda's down time consists of fishing, hiking
and running with her dogs Kispa and Chloe,
her fun lovin' labs. She is also on the go chasing her toddler, Ben. Ben was born in December 2000 and loves spending time in the outdoors with mom and dad. Amanda, Will and Ben also enjoy spending time in British Columbia chasing trout, salmon and steelhead. She also
enjoys cooking, running dog sleds,
travel and steelheading.