Geoffrey had begun his dedication to birding at Lewis and Clark College and eventually through his work at the Point Reyes Bird Observatory (PRBO) in the Coastal Scrub Ecology Program at Palomarin Field Station in 1980. Through PRBO he participated in the Antarctica research program on penguin populations at King George Island. Now, at Point Blue Geoffrey works with programs throughout North America in order to assess the impacts of restoration, land use, grazing, and climate change on bird populations and ecosystems. Geoffrey currently serves on the National Partners in Flight’s (US) Executive Steering Committee (as the recipient of the 2010 National US Partners in Flight Conservation Leadership Award), the Science Committee and as chair of California Partners in Flight. He participates regularly in the Bird Habitat Joint Ventures and Landscape Conservation Cooperatives of the US Fish and Wildlife Service, including serving as chair of the Sonoran Joint Venture Technical Team. Geoffrey is also on the review panel of California State Parks Vehicular Recreation Area Habitat Monitoring System (HMS2) and Western Bird Banding Associations grants committee.