When Augustus Ben David said “Terry, the milk snake in your crawl space is more afraid of you than you are of it,” I knew I had to expand my conservation efforts beyond just water resources and native plants. I hope to contribute as much as I learn from helping BiodiversityWorks in their mission to engage our community in the field of science and conservation of Vineyard fauna and habitats.
My day job: Since my retirement, I have spent 13 years volunteering for various Island non-profits, the MVC and the Town of Oak Bluffs in environmental conservation and planning. During my 32 year career, I worked in information technology services and consulting for the Federal and private sectors including: law library management, program evaluation, air traffic control, telecommunications billing and SAP enterprise systems implementation; communications, organization development and training. I hold graduate degrees in information science, public policy, and business.