About Wes

Wes is currently a MS Candidate in Human Dimensions of Natural Resources at Colorado State University. Previously he was pursuing a second BS in Natural Resource Management and Forestry at CSU, with his first degree being in Bible & Theology 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 of experience managing several fine-dining high volume restaurants, nine years of communications/media production and event planning experience. He has also worked in insurance, construction, and farming. Despite being a die-hard Hoosier he happily calls Ft. Collins, CO his home. His wife Angela is a bi-lingual mental health therapist, and they have three children: Jordan, Eleanor, and Edith. When Wes isn’t working or studying you can usually find him camping, hiking, fishing, hunting, snowboarding, playing ice hockey, or running his homestead.



  • 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 and Independence/Interdependence. 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, 2020

M.S., Human Dimensions of Natural Resources - Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO, 2016

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