KC was raised in Montana. Apart from receiving his BA in Biology and minor in Chemistry from Carroll College, he also earned a graduate certificate in GIS/Cartography from University of Montana, and is currently training to be a veterinarian at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine on St. Kitts.
His true love is being in the wilderness, which led him to spend four months on the Missouri River Breaks Big Horn Project, where he collected spatial and behavioral data on big horn sheep in order to help asses health and management concerns in the Breaks population. In addition, K.C. spent two summers working on the USGS Northern Divide Grizzly Project as part of a two-man team gathering bear hair samples throughout the Bob Marshall Wilderness complex in Montana. His focus on wildlife monitoring had begun in 2009, serving as a bear and bat technician in Idaho, collecting bear and bat population data by using hair snares and mist nets.
We met K.C. in 2014 when his keen interest in predator research inspired him to join one of research teams in Peru in 2014, where he collected data on tropical carnivores and assessed their impact on Saki (Pithecia irrorata) troops. During that time we learned that he is much more than a capable outdoorsman and outstanding researcher, but he also reads anything he gets his hands on, creates art in a variety of mediums, and loves photography.