Brett is the Assistant Director and has been with CFRI since 2013. He has experience on diverse restoration research projects throughout the western USA, from mosses to forests to oil pads, from Alaska to Arizona. For much of the past decade, Brett has focused on understanding ecological responses to forest management in Colorado. His areas of expertise include ecological monitoring and research, assessing impacts of forest management on understory vegetation and fuels, techniques for restoring native plant communities following disturbance, and botany. Brett also enjoys teaching, student mentoring, and sharing his passion for sound restoration with any audience. He holds an M.S. in Forest Ecology from Colorado State University, and B.S. Environmental Science and B.A. International Studies degrees from Oregon State University.