I am a curious, resourceful, inventive ecologist, father, wood-garden-computer based tool user, conservationist. I aim to help people think and work big, moving up from sites to regions. Working at larger scales means collaboration, so I combine tools and approaches in a way that fosters learning and communication. I am interested in the convergence of science, marketing and government relations-three important but not always linked tools that are necessary to conserve big places. The Nature Conservancy and LANDFIRE are my platforms.