Busch Wildlife | St. Charles, Missouri

Busch Wildlife | St. Charles, Missouri

Busch Wildlife in St. Charles County, Missouri is one of my favorite local places to take landscape photos. Busch Wildlife consists of 6,987 acres of forest, grassland, cropland, old fields, open prairies, wetlands and over 550 acres of fishable lakes and ponds – all of which can be easily accessed by beautiful, winding gravel roads.

Busch Wildlife is owned by the Missouri Department of Conservation and is known for its hunting, fishing, boat rentals, fishing docks, picnic areas, hiking trails, staffed firearms range, archery range, five viewing blinds and visitor center.

Busch Wildlife Contact Information

Office Number & Hours:
636.441.4554 | 8am-5pm Monday through Friday.

2360 Highway D
St. Charles, Missouri 63304 Read more

New Job

There is no passion to be found in playing small—in settling for a life that is less than you are capable of living.- Nelson Mandela

I am taking a big leap of faith and no longer playing it small. Next Monday, the next chapter of my BJC Career book will begin as the newest project manager for the Patient Experience Team at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. I am following my passion and will start living the life that I am capable of! It might even be a stretch goal. 🙂

The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. -Steve Jobs

My passion and love have always been with the work that this team does. On my first day at Barnes-Jewish, five years ago, I knew it was something special. They care for the patients in a unique way. While the one-on-one interaction is important, the larger scale and influence to move the needle forward for all who walk through the hospital doors from patients to visitors to employees will change our culture and lives. I will get to be part of this team focusing on how to make what could be the worse day of your life, a little better. What a blessing and the closest I will ever get to doing God’s work by taken care of the least of His people.

Certain things catch your eye, but pursue only those that capture the heart.- Ancient Indian Proverb

My heart has been in this space for five years. Last time, I worked with them, I was inspired to grow and help others grow. At the time, I had the unique privilege of transporting guests to whimsical places to learn how to better care for our team members and patients. Read more

Tuscany | Behind The Blog

Winery in Tuscany

The Story Behind The Photo

This beautiful view is a reminder for me to stay positive and look for the beauty in every situation.

While headed up this gravel road to a winery in Tuscany, the van we were riding in began to struggle. Soon the van lost traction and stalled. Unable to get moving again, our driver tried rolling backward down the hill to a less steep portion of the hill. We all exited the van to make it lighter and after a small collision with a pole and a few minutes of pushing, we had the van moving up the hill again. The van made it to the top of the hill and we began hiking up after it. Read more

Nicki’s Birthday | Behind The Blog

Klondike Park, St. Charles County

The Story Behind The Photo

This photo was taken at Klondike Park in St. Charles County on Nicki’s birthday. Nicki likes to take her birthday off of work, and always seems to convince me to do the same. This year, Nicki, our friend Jaclyn and myself headed out to Augusta, Missouri for an afternoon at the wineries. We spent our afternoon sitting in the sun and sipping wine on the patio at Montelle Winery. To be honest, perhaps a little too much wine for Nicki and way too much sun for Jaclyn and myself.

After the winery, we stopped by Klondike Park for one of the most scenic views in the St. Louis area. The overlook can be accessed by hiking up the paved pathway near the Curt Loupe Conference Center. The entire park is beautiful, but this area provides amazing backdrops for photos – including this one. Read more