I grew up in a small town in eastern Iowa.I worked in turfgrass research at Iowa State University for almost five years before going to work in industry.I joined Monsanto in 2011, working in cotton breeding in Mississippi. It was there, in the Mississippi Delta, that really piqued my interest in entomology. I left Mississippi in 2013 and have been involved with entomology research ever since, with much emphasis on corn rootworm. I currently lead the Entomology Team in Waterman, IL, as a part of Bayer Crop Science. My research interests include landscape ecology, insect-plant interaction, and predictive modeling. My hobbies include fishing, golfing, remodeling, landscaping, and spending time with my family. I am really excited to join the UW Entomology Department!
Department of Entomology