Ethan is a Grand Valley State University Graduate with a B.S. in Natural Resource Management. After graduation, he worked on the Ottawa County Parks and Recreation Stewardship Crew, carrying out a variety of invasive species management and habitat restoration projects. He also interned with the Ottawa conservation district, working to help identify issues with trout stream habitats in west Michigan. Since joining CISMA in 2022, Ethan continues his work with invasive species like Red Swamp Crayfish, Phragmites, and European Frogbit.