Cory was born and raised in the Portland metro area and obtained a business degree from Portland State University in 2012. He fell in love with Oregon's outdoors and strives daily to enhance natural areas for their sheer beauty and ecological functions. He has led various types of outdoor crews for over a decade and has been with Mosaic Ecology since 2017. Cory enjoys witnessing drastic changes made to degraded landscapes and seeing native life flourish. He is one who works hard in all aspects of life and has fun hanging out off the beaten path.