Tim Bransford hails from San Antonio, TX, where he learned the meaning of wide open spaces and the art of road tripping. His love for the outdoors spurred from his many trips to Big Bend National Park in far west Texas (it’s well worth the trip, he promises). Tim recently graduated from Baylor University with a B.S. in Environmental Science. Among his research interests are wildlife ecology and conservation biology. He has helped conduct habitat research on the endangered Indiana bat in Missouri, studied mantled holler monkeys in Costa Rica, and spent a summer researching woolly lemurs in the rainforests of Madagascar. Science aside, Tim enjoys being both an adventurous spirit and a nerd. Backpacking, camping, hiking, mountain biking, travelling, and napping are his favorite hobbies, as well as watching any series of Star Trek. Tim is very excited to put his GIS knowledge to work this season in the gorgeous state known as North Carolina.