Vince is originally from central Illinois and graduated with a BS and MS from the University of Illinois. Shortly after, he travelled west and quickly developed a strong interest in bird research. Vince worked on multiple avian research and monitoring projects in California, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Wyoming before completing a PhD at West Virginia University in Forest Resources Science. Vince’s dissertation focused on lead poisoning of bald and golden eagles on a nationwide scale.
At CSG, Vince’s research focuses on lead abatement strategies for bald eagles in the Atlantic Flyway and on identifying pre-breeding hotspots for golden eagles in Denali National Park. Vince is a member of the Raptor Research Foundation, the Eastern Golden Eagle Working Group, and volunteers for Raptor View Research Institute and Craighead Beringia South.
Vince, his wife Mosey, and two kids, Frances and Sonny live in Bozeman, MT. When not working, Vince enjoys spending time with his family, floating the river, birding, cross-country skiing, biking and listening to Chicago Cubs baseball.