Neil is a Project Specialist with the TerraMatch platform, a cornerstone of WRI's Global Restoration Initiative. Leveraging his background in forest carbon analyses, Neil is using his experiences to enhance the platform to better facilitate the expansion of forest restoration efforts via innovative funding approaches for local groups.

Neil previously worked as a Research Analyst with WRI's Carbon Removal team researching natural pathways for carbon removal in the United States, integrating the climate benefit research side with an exploration of economic co-benefits to enhance the understanding of CDR policy impacts.

Prior to joining WRI, Neil worked in environmental issues in his home state of Minnesota, researching agricultural climate adaptation policy at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, a think tank focused on rural climate strategies.

Neil graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in 2017, where he studied Environmental Policy and Environmental Engineering. He also holds a certificate from the International Center for Energy, Environment, and Sustainability in Renewable Energy & Sustainability.

Outside of WRI, Neil is a passionate Minnesota sports fan, an avid hiker & climber, and an amateur patisserie chef.