Vicki has been with the Red Squirrel Monitoring Project since its inception in 1989. She received a B.S. in Fisheries and Wildlife Science and a B.A. in Ecology from the University of Missouri. She supervises team biologists and technicians, oversees the population censuses of squirrels on the monitored areas, manages many long-term databases for the project, prepares reports for cooperating agencies as well as manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals and presentations at professional conferences.
Before coming to Arizona to chase squirrels professionally, she studied pileated woodpecker behavior and home ranges in Missouri, limnology in Alaska, and breeding biology of mallards in North Dakota.