About Wes

Wes has an MS in Human Dimensions of Natural Resources, previously he was pursuing a second BS in Natural Resource Management and Forestry at CSU, with his first degree being in Religion and Philosophy from Asbury University in Wilmore, KY. He has over seven years of experience in working in community development for non-profits, churches, and para-church organizations, four years experience managing several fine-dining high volume restaurants, eleven years of communications/media production and event planning experience. He has also worked in insurance, construction, and farming. His wife is a bi-lingual mental health therapist with a specialization in addictions, and they have three children. When Wes isn’t working you can usually find him camping, hiking, fishing, hunting, snowboarding, playing ice hockey, or running his regenerative farm in the mountains of Virginia.



  • Wes is interested in applied social psychology in the area of values, and value orientations. His research focus is on a comparison of Wildlife Value Orientations, Hunting and the Locavore movement. Other areas of interests are religiosity and religious values in comparison with environmental and wildlife values.


B.S., Natural Resources Management and Forestry - Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO, 2021

M.S., Human Dimensions of Natural Resources - Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO, 2019

B.A., Bible-Theology Pre-Seminary - Asbury University
Wilmore, KY, 2004