Brief background info

I am originally from a small town in northern California that is nestled amongst towering redwoods on the Pacific Ocean.  The economy was driven by the timber, fisheries, and dairy industries.  These industries were in constant conflict with those who sought to preserve the resources of the region by restricting access.  In my study of microeconomic theory and its applications I found tools that could help society toward sustainable use of resources. 

You can find out more about myself, my research, and my teaching by following the links at the top of the page.