Lee spent his childhood crabbing and fishing on the Chesapeake Bay. After graduating from Juniata College in PA he went on to teach 8th grade Physical Science in Washington DC. Lee worked for Anacostia Watershed Society (AWS) for a decade engaging communities in the restoration and investment of this beautiful river in Washington DC. With AWS, Lee ran education programs for youth and adults, advocated for improvements and built the Anacostia Water Trail with NPS. In 2016 he was hired by Living Classrooms of the National Capital Region to be the Director of Kingman Island in the Anacostia, the largest District owned park in the city. Kingman is a large and wild green space providing access to natural resources such as fresh water tidal wetlands, vernal pools, meadows and forests to people on the East and West sides of the city. It provides the outdoor classroom for District School students to participate in nature experiences such as restoring wetlands and identifying frogs by sound, and is a training ground for workforce development participants.
Lee is also a dad. He plays lots of music. He is known to kayak 100 miles or more, and loves people.