Mason Parker is the newest addition to the ISAN team. He received his MS from the University of Montana in 2019. As a graduate student, he conducted field research with a focus on invasive species. His primary interest was the flowering rush, an aquatic invasive plant quickly spreading through the waters of the western US. Mason brings years of experience in project management to the job, as well as a passion for reducing the spread of invasive species. He spends his free time in a kayak or hiking long trails into the Montana backcountry.