I am an award-winning environmental historian, author, and educator located in Atlanta, Georgia, where I work on environmental and energy policy issues for the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance. I earned a Ph.D. from Penn State in 2013. My research and writing explore land, water, and wildlife conservation in the United States. My first book, The Price of Permanence: Nature and Business in the New South, based on my award-winning Ph.D. dissertation, was published in 2018 by the University of Georgia Press. I am working on my second book, which explores the origins of the ecotourism industry and its effects on people and landscapes in the United States and the developing world.