My love for nature began in the mountains of California, where I studied alpine gentians as a graduate student at the University of California, Berkeley. I have shared my passion for plants with students, colleagues, and the general public for more than 30 years, including 9 years as a faculty member at Georgia Southern University and 22 years at Clemson University. I enjoy hiking, gardening, and traveling to natural areas throughout the world, as well as exploring wildflowers and waterfalls in the southern Appalachian Mountains. I currently reside in Asheville, North Carolina, with my spouse Lisa Wagner and our dog Woody.
Since my first book was published in 2011, I’ve enjoyed the opportunity to give more than 90 presentations at various venues in the Southeast, including native plant societies, botanical gardens, conservation groups, master naturalists, and master gardeners.
Please contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you’re interested in having me speak to your organization.