Steve has a dual appointment at Duke University in the River Center and has nearly a decade of research experience studying aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems in the Southeast. As the Water Management Associate at ECWA he focuses on field monitoring and data management in addition to expanding our citizen science opportunities and partnerships with students from local universities and colleges. Steve is from upstate New York, and moved to Durham in 2011 to pursue a career in conservation. In addition to being passionate about stream health and NC flora, he is a local musician. As a new staff member, Steve is still exploring all of ECWA's preserves, but Pearl Mill Preserve was a special portion of his daily commute for nearly 6 years before moving to Lyon Park on the West End with his partner and new baby boy.