Walking Sharks, Flying Macaws, Mr. Chow, and a Beaver!

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One of the best parts of my job while working with animals is the unpredictable nature of the game. There’s no telling which animals I’ll be working with in the near future or the ones I’ll unexpectedly run into. A few examples include the walking sharks, money collecting parrots, The Today Show, actor Ken Jeong, and Continue Reading...

A Feathered February

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Birds have grown on me. They used to be my least favorite group of animals, now (over time) they have become one of my favorites. Living in a rural area along the Snake River, I’m surrounded by them 24/7. (As I write this blog, I’m staring straight ahead at the river, counting various river coots, Continue Reading...

Top Ten Animal Encounters of 2016

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As anyone who works with animals can tell you, every day is different. I think the same can be said for anyone who works in television. Both lines of work are extremely unpredictable, which I find appealing. You just never know what could be right around the corner. For instance: If you would have told Continue Reading...

Sloths, Skinks, ‘Today Show’ & ‘Late Night’

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The end of this year will mark my 13-year anniversary working with animals on television. If I told you that journey was easy, I’d be lying. For years I toured the country, spoke to various audiences, and volunteered at any chance to share my passion of animals on television- Most of the time in very Continue Reading...

Working Together Saving Species

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On July 11, 2016, I made the official announcement I’d been waiting to share for weeks: Partnering with the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and Frito Lay for the conservation initiative S.A.F.E (Saving Animals From Extinction). This new venture would take me on an exhilarating press tour in New York. It would also introduce me Continue Reading...

A look back on ‘TODAY’

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Last week’s appearance on The Today Show, marked my 18th time appearing on the mega morning show. I can honestly say, Studio 1 A is feeling more and more like home! One thing that hasn’t changed since my first appearance, is how incredibly fast everything goes. Several weeks are spent researching, pitching ideas, preparing animal Continue Reading...

Behind-the-Scenes on ‘Late Night’

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As a wildlife expert on television, there isn’t anything much better than landing an appearance on Late Night – One of the most coveted spots in the industry. All the greats, from Jim Fowler to Jungle Jack Hanna, got their start on this prestigious program. Making my debut last week on Late Night with Seth Continue Reading...

A look back at ‘Today’, NYC, & More

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New York. The Today Show. Michigan. Home. As I recall my favorite moments saying goodbye to 2015 and welcoming in 2016, it’s hard for me to believe it’s already the third week of January! So much has happened. I’m thrilled to finally sit down, write this blog, and share with you some of my most memorable highlights. Hope you Continue Reading...

Fantastic Fall

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Fall has always been my favorite season. Cooling temperatures, changing leaves, and the holidays just around the corner. It’s also quite a busy time out here on the river, as we prepare for the animals to move into their indoor homes for the winter. This fall in particular though has proved to be the busiest- and Continue Reading...

An Exhilarating August

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They say as you get older, time flies by faster and faster. Days, hours, minutes, seconds are all flying by at such an accelerated rate, sometimes you to stop, catch your breath, and look back on those moments and memories. As of August 31st , I’m doing just that. So much has happened over the Continue Reading...