Forest Conservation Specialist
Brandy is enthusiastic about elevating forest health to protect clean air and water, diverse wildlife habitat, and the local economy in the Tualatin basin. As a Forest Conservation Specialist, she assists new and seasoned forest managers with assessing forest health concerns, writing stewardship plans, improving wildlife habitat, and getting the work done. She also leads research to better understand how we can prepare forests for issues like a changing climate, wildfire, and invasive insect pests.
Brandy earned a B.S. in Environmental Studies from Florida State University and a M.S. in Forest Ecosystems and Society from Oregon State University, where she studied the impacts of disease on Douglas-fir forests in Oregon. Before joining the Tualatin SWCD team, she worked as a forestry educator for OSU Extension, a nature guide in the Columbia River Gorge, a lab technician at a forest research institute, and a field technician at Tall Timbers Research Station in Florida.
When she is not running around in the woods, she is traveling, cooking, or laughing with friends.