April joined American Rivers in 2017 to lead dam removal efforts in the Pacific Northwest. April leads and coordinates interdisciplinary teams in developing innovative river restoration solutions that provide multiple benefits to species and communities on a local to national scale. Project experience includes dam removal, fish passage and habitat improvements, sustainable water resource infrastructure development, flood risk reduction, monitoring, and scientific research. April has a diverse professional and educational background that combines social science, physical science, and water resource engineering. She is a certified River Restoration Professional, Envision Sustainability Professional, Advanced Swiftwater Rescue Technician, and holds a B.S. and a M.S. in Natural Resource Management from the New York State College of Environmental Science and Forestry and Syracuse University. A nature-lover to the core, April worked as a professional river guide and safety kayaker for almost a decade and can be found in her spare time chasing water from source to sea, snowboarding, kayaking, or surfing.
Education: B.S. and a M.S. in Natural Resource Management from the New York State College of Environmental Science and Forestry and Syracuse University
Favorite River: Chattooga River and its headwater tributary, Overflow Creek