OTher interests:

Lichens: As part naturalist I have a particular interest in the organisms known as lichens. These are typically obligate symbiotic lifeforms consisting of a fungal partner and either an algae or cyanobacteria (or both) partner. I have contributed numerous specimens to the ASU Lichen Herberium, one of the premier collections in North America, and continue to collect and study lichens when time permits.

Genealogy: I have been an avid genealogist for almost 35 years. My work has included volunteer research for veteran's groups and has culminated in a comprehensive genealogy website with almost 50,000 individuals (account required).