Where did you grow up?
Mount Vernon, WA
Which classes do you teach?
Sustainable Plant Systems and Plants (PWS 320) in the Environment (PWS 100)
What is your education/experience?
BS in horticulture from BYU-Idaho, MS in plant science from Oregon State University, PhD in horticulture from Washington State University
Billy Joel's Piano Man
There are so many! I love old science fiction and historical fiction, my favorite author is Bernard Cornwell. My all time favorite is probably David Fairchild's The World was My Garden
Lord of the Rings and Interstellar
Camping and making stuff (anything really from carving to 3D printing to furniture)
Rowena Head in the Columbia Basin in the spring or deep in the pacific northwest old growth forest
Why should someone be a Plant & Landscape Systems major?
Plants are a vital part of our lives, enhancing the beauty we experience and enjoy, nourishing our bodies and our spirit. The Plant and Landscape Systems major offers students rich experiences and hands-on training in the art and science of plants. Whether you are passionate about landscape management or controlled environment agriculture, there is a home for you with engaged and passionate faculty to help guide you in the PLS major.
What is the best part of our program?
The unity and kindness that seem to be a part of our field make interacting with and working together a joy.