Dakota grew up in the North Bottoms of Lincoln, Nebraska where he first fell in love with nature. Family trips in the summers took him across the vast western states through some truly beautiful landscapes, always yearning to live somewhere else. But all along his home had been waiting, tugging him closer revealing ever so slowly fascinations of our unique natural world he could only dream about. Dakota will be staring as a graduate student with us in the fall working on the wetlands of Nebraska. He hopes by sharing what makes a place special that others will be in awe of such beauty, right under their noses.