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I’m a writer, amateur wildlife photographer, safari addict and greyhound lover.


Photographic Safaris

The “safari addict” description is definitely true. I’ve been to East Africa about every other year since my first trip in 2003. When I get back to Santa Cruz, I begin planning my next trip.

I’ve also fallen in love with Southern Africa: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa.

Life doesn’t get any better for me than watching a herd of elephants caring for their young; a group of fuzzy lion cubs playing in the late afternoon sun; or the annual migration of wildebeests, zebras and gazelles around the Serengeti/Masai Mara ecosystem.

Greyhound Rescue

I’m also an advocate for greyhounds.

The global greyhound racing industry produces tens of thousands of dogs a year to satisfy its need for racers. When greyhounds don’t earn enough money for their owners (a dog often has just two or three races to prove itself), they are killed, shipped to medical research facilities or simply abandoned—unless they are lucky enough to find their way to a greyhound rescue group.


Despite a network of wonderful rescue groups across the country working at capacity, thousands of greyhounds still do not make it to a rescue facility. If you’re interested in learning more about these sweet, gentle dogs and how you can help, visit Greyhound Friends for Life, a fantastic group that is dedicated to rescuing greyhounds and greyhound mixes and placing them in responsible, loving homes.


I've been writing in the areas of sustainability and conservation for more than 25 years. My goal has been to help educate people about the importance of protecting our precious planet.


I'm the author of two books:

  • "Renewable Energy: A Concise Guide to Green Alternatives" (Walker & Co.)

  • "Taking Out the Trash: A No-Nonsense Guide to Recycling" (Island Press)

I've been a LEED Accredited Professional since 2009. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a program of the U.S. Green Building Council.

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