MLS in Sustainable Communities
BFA in Visual Communication, Graphic Design Emphasis
BS in Wildlife Biology, Technical Communication
James focuses on leading the diverse Fossil Creek
Stakeholders group and ensuring scientific information is used in management
decisions, locating funding for specific resource improvement projects at
Fossil Creek, and managing the Mark Lab of Aquatic Ecology.
Other Achievements, Honors, Awards
Multiple achievement awards
from US Fish and Wildlife Service; judge for high school students’ ecological
science presentations for the the Canon Envirothon.
Big-picture Career Goal
James is passionate about communicating scientific information to the public in visually effective and exciting means in order to increase understanding of the importance of southwestern ecosystems and the effects humans are having upon them. James also cares deeply for Fossil Creek, one of two Wild and Scenic Rivers in Arizona, and wants to ensure a management plan that protects the creek's unique resources is adopted by the Forest Service, and assist in gaining necessary funding to implement resource protection activities in this area.
James enjoys photography, graphic design, hiking, swimming
in Fossil Creek, poetry, stained glass, and pottery.
Tracking the progress on the Fossil Creek Comprehensive Resource Management Plan in anticipation of evaluation by NAU and the Fossil Creek Stakeholders Group and providing substantive comments when released to the public. Once the Forest Service adopts the plan, assist in locating and gaining funding to implement important aspects of the plan.