BJ retired from the U.S. Geological Survey, National Water Information System, in April 2018 after almost 38 years providing IT support to many projects. Prior to retirement, she became involved with the Monarch program in 2016, which led to joining LWC in 2016 and the Audubon at Home Program in 2017. BJ also completed the Virginia Master Naturalist program in April 2018. She is also continuing to develop her knowledge of botany and native planting on her 3+ acres to encourage pollinators and bird habitat. BJ also enjoys creating wool felt art in her spare time.