COASTAL RESOURCE SPECIALISTS, OWNER AND PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR
Over 40 years experience in coastal resource management, shellfish aquaculture and community shellfish restoration. Specializing in Best Management Practices for shellfish aquaculture and shellfish restoration, sustainability, and related industry practices. Watershed and estuary resource plans, fostering community action programs and public education of interaction between land use and marine resources.
Author of three books;
"Swirling Currents: Controversy, Compromise, and Dynamic Coastal Change", her third book tells the story behind the headlines. It examines our historical and current relationship with marine resources on Cape Cod; marine mammals and endangered species, fisheries and shellfish, and habitats.
"Tiggie: the Lure and Lore of Commercial Fishing in New England", a biography of a fisherman combining his personal stories - a "Deadliest Catch" - type real deal of fishing - and extensive conversations we had.
"Rowing Forward, Looking Back: Shellfish and the Tides of Change at the Elbow of Cape Cod", that chronicles the effects of coastal development on estuaries and the shellfish that live there.
Principal author of peer-reviewed publications and reports; presented work at over 100 national and international venues including invited keynote speaker.
Specialties: Shellfish, aquaculture, best management practices, sustainability, community resource management and planning and fostering community action programs. Workshop facilitator.