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 experience, and nine years of 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, brewing beer, 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.