Crystal is a wildlife biologist with over 20 years of experience working in a diversity of ecosystems, from the grasslands of western Nebraska to the remote Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, and up to the Aleutian Islands of Alaska. Crystal’s employment with government agencies, non-profit organizations, and environmental consulting firms has provided her a well-rounded perspective on issues related to wildlife conservation and management. She has worked with at least 21 listed threatened and endangered species during her career. She has initiated and participated in invasive species management programs and implemented and directed habitat management and restoration projects.
Crystal is proficient in GIS, data collection and management, and field survey techniques. Crystal’s project management background has allowed her to communicate and coordinate natural resource issues with diverse groups of people, often with conflicting interests to develop and maintain partnerships and relationships with all stakeholders. Crystal graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Science in wildlife biology and a minor in fishery biology.