Joined: Dec 30, 2016 Last Active: Sep 24, 2019

~~RIP my beautiful son that loved animals and nature 3/16/2019 😥😥😥

~~ Also to the best father: RIP and NA-way-tai Daddy that understood animals, nature, could feel and hear the wind speak, could read the sky cloud writing, and understood all of the animals that lived in the water, while blessing his children to carry this spirit forward into the world. The best Coast Guard buoy tender in the South Pacific in his days too. 5/15/2019 😢 ~~We (daughters and I ) will be carrying on daddy’s tribal artistic talent of creating “dragonfly” and trout lures soon in the tradition of passing on family heritage. ❤️~~

So blissfully happy in nature. Connecting to my Native American/Polynesian roots and the "citizen science" aficionado in me.

Hiking all year. Snow (my favorite), rain, and heat. Hiking and exploring in Ashland, Medina, Wayne, Ottawa, Erie, Huron, Lorain, Holmes, and Knox County, Ohio.

Being deployed in several areas of the United States gives me an opportunity to experience the diversity of different animal and plant species. This also allows me to give important observations after weather/environmental disasters.

Substitute science jr. high and high school teacher (between deployments) . Excited to share the to introduce observation learning/INAT to school students.
Sharing and helping others learn to document observations on INaturalist while hiking, deployed, and exploring. Especially older adults, access and functional needs/disabled adults, and children. INat is to share. Please consider donating to INaturalist.

INaturalist community members are the most interesting people in the world. Thank you to the experts here. It is a pleasure to learn with the best. Glad to be a part of this family.
To the haters on INAT that think this is a competition...get a life and do something for other people instead.

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