Nancy is an avid birder living in MD with her husband, Paul, and their 3 children. She started birding in 1986 when her high school chemistry teacher offered a birding field trip. After taking a 10+ year hiatus to raise a family, a trip to the Inside Passage of Alaska in 2014 rekindled her addiction. She fell in love with Alaska and her feelings for the state are only rivaled by her love of Cape May, NJ. The birds and the people of Cape May captured her heart when she worked for The Nature Conservancy there doing work with shorebirds in 1993.
Nancy is passionate about working with environmental non-profits and teaching science to all age levels. In 2005, Nancy founded the St. Mary’s River Watershed Association in southern Maryland. She is currently a biologist at the North American Bird Banding Laboratory, serves on the Board of Directors for several organizations and teaches Environmental Science for The University of Maryland Baltimore County.