Kyle oversees day to day operations for the CSF, its student staff, University partnerships, strategic direction, and fiscal processes. He was hired as the CSF Coordinator in 2016 (the 5th since 2010) while simultaneously pursuing a degree in the Master of Environmental Horticulture program at UW. Kyle has a diverse background, working in fields ranging from Information Technology, journalism, youth education, to soil and plant sciences and research. These experiences shape his approach to sustainability and the importance of making connections across disciplines.
Kyle graduated with honors in Environmental Sciences & Communications from Northern Arizona University. There, he worked as a soil and plant researcher as part of the Sustainable Landscape Maintenance Team, where he studied soil chemical and nutritional alternatives to using toxic herbicides on university lawns. He also helped to manage an E-waste recycling program for one of Northern Arizona’s leading Information Technology companies. He completed his master’s degree at UW in 2019, writing a 78-page report on the recent organizational development and strategic planning efforts by the CSF staff and Committee. Kyle will begin a PhD this coming year in the UW’s College of Built Environment and now manages the CSF in a full-time capacity. When not thinking about ways to improve the CSF, Kyle spends his time bicycle touring, cooking, and experimenting with manual photography techniques.