Eddie was born and raised in Wisconsin, where he developed his passion for studying wildlife at an early age while venturing outdoors with his father hunting and fishing as a kid. His interest in raptors began during this time, as he vividly remembers watching one particular Northern Goshawk hunting the same forest territory that he was also observing, while perched in a tree-stand archery deer hunting at the age of 14. While attending college, Eddie visited The Peregrine Fund while he was working seasonally on a Bighorn Sheep study in southeastern Oregon, leading him to join TPF. His interest in starting a career working with raptors was fueled by his raptor ecology professor, who encouraged him to apply for seasonal work with TPF after finishing college. Eddie began working with our California Condor project in summer of 2003 in Arizona, where he still resides and works on this project now as the Field Manager. In his “free time”, Eddie and his dog, Ray, enjoy hiking, hunting, fishing, falconry, and observing raptors and condors all over northern Arizona and southern Utah.
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