Drew Alderman

Natural Resource Specialist
a.k.a. Jack of All Trades
Drew received his undergraduate degree in Environmental Science from Queens University in Charlotte, NC with a minor in Physical Science. At Equinox, Drew works as Natural Resource Field Technician specializing in stream and wetland monitoring as well as exotic invasive species research and control. Drew’s professional experience includes working for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department as an Aquatic Invasive Species Technician monitoring and identifying possible threats to Wyoming waterways. Drew’s academic and professional experience has equipped him with the ability to work on many different environmental issues and knowledgeable in environmental protection. Drew is a native of North Carolina and in his free time he likes to see live music, hike, camp, and fly fish anything to be outdoors.

Why I love this work

I get to constantly learn new concepts and ideas and practice them every day in the office and out in the field all while conserving lands for future generations.

Trainings & Certifications

Rosgen Level I Stream Training; NC Pesticide Applicators License 

Education

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science with minor in Physical Sciences; Queens University of Charlotte 

Favorite Species

The Purple Pitcher Plant (Sarracenia purpurea) is a carnivorous wildflower found in wetlands in eastern and western North Carolina. These alien looking plants have incredible colors and beautiful flowers, but remind you that looks can be deceiving. Insects are attracted to its sweet nectar and bright colorations, but once inside the pitcher, they become prey and and are broken down by digestive enzymes within the pitchers' tube.