I began creating artwork from hides, bones and other natural materials in 1998. From the beginning I put aside a portion of the proceeds to donate to nonprofit organizations (or occasionally for-profit, but generally good, organizations) that benefit wildlife and their habitats. I continued this practice as I built up my creative career, adding writing, even organization and other pursuits to my roster. And I encourage others to donate money and time, where possible, to these and other beneficial organizations. This is a list of current and past organizations I have supported. Please note that my list does not mean any of these organizations endorse me, and I do not necessarily agree with every single detail of their work.
Lower Columbia River Estuary Partnership
The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation
The Pacific Crest Trail Association
Native Plant Society of Oregon
I also support a few non-environmental organizations: