I grew up playing in the creeks, streams, and rivers of Northwest Arkansas. One of my first truly fulfilling engineering feats as a child was unblocking streams to help them flow freely. My siblings and I searched for fish, toads, and tadpoles. We skipped rocks and found the best swimming holes. I had an appreciation for water, but never questioned its presence. It was not until moving to the Flagstaff high desert and experiencing a different relationship with water availability that I understood its value more deeply.
I moved to Flagstaff in 2010 to pursue my Master’s degree in Sustainable Communities at Northern Arizona University. Since graduating, I have made Flagstaff my home. I have been fortunate to have had the opportunity to work in several aspects of sustainability - sustainable food systems, wind and solar energy, zero waste initiatives, composting, and most recently water conservation education for City of Flagstaff Water Services and with Arizona Project WET.
My family and I catch our rainwater for the native plant species we have in our yard. We are excited to do our part to reduce stormwater runoff and make the best use of one of our most precious resources - water! I am glad to have the opportunity to share with the Flagstaff community the wonderful curricula that Arizona Project WET offers to students of all ages.