Received a BS in Environmental Health and Science from Rutgers Univ. in 1974, a MS in Entomology and Pesticide Toxicity from Univ. of Florida in 1976, worked for NJ DEP from 1976 to 80 in the Office of Pesticide Control, 1980 to 1987 SW and Central District Health Depts. in Idaho, 1987 to 2015 at Idaho DEQ in the Hazardous Waste Management Section. Worked on informing people about Pope Francis’ environmental encyclical Laudato Si and then met Ellen in early 2019 at an environmental forum at BUUF. Ellen then invited me to spread the message of Project Drawdown and along with Mark Masarik who joined us during the first workshop, we have reached over 200 people through six Introductory and one in-depth, multiple session, workshop which we have been doing with with other team members ever since.