Troy grew up in the coastal foothills of the San Francisco Bay Area in the small town of Portola Valley. He developed an appreciation for the outdoors while exploring the oak woodlands of his hometown, fishing creeks and ponds in the hills, and adventuring in the Tahoe Basin. While completing his undergraduate education at U.C. Davis, he completed a summer field school in Idaho and later visited friends in Missoula, Montana. After completing his undergraduate degree at U.C. Davis, he returned to Missoula for graduate school and was hired for his first restoration-related position at Water Consulting, Inc. formerly in Hamilton, Montana.
Troy and his wife to be Marisa, moved to Portland for Marisa to begin medical school. The move in 2002 initiated Troy’s involvement in restoring desert suckers and redband trout habitat in the Upper Klamath Basin.
Since the start of River Design Group, Inc., Troy has had an opportunity to work with passionate project partners focused on restoring habitat and river processes in diverse systems across Oregon. In addition to improving habitat for native species, these opportunities have also been beneficial for developing relationships, learning from others, and applying innovative approaches to addressing ecosystem impairment.
Troy is active in the American Fisheries Society and recently completed a three-year term in the presidential series of the Oregon Chapter AFS. He continues to be involved as the chair of the AFS and ORAFS investment committees and the co-chair of the ORAFS legislative committee.
Troy and his wife Marisa moved to Corvallis after Marisa finished her anesthesia residency. Troy is actively involved in his kids’ activities including coaching his son’s baseball and soccer teams. He’s also a big fan of the San Francisco Giants, his childhood team. Go Giants!