Welcome to Tall Timbers

–Tall Timbers Staff Directory


William E. Palmer, PhD, President/CEO – ext. 226 or email
Melissa Proctor, Controller/CFO – ext. 248 or email
Rachelle Culpepper, Accounting Assistant– email
Jerome Golden, Facilities – ext. 233 or email
Kurt Haffner, IT Systems Coordinator – email
Rosi Nichols, Accountant – ext. 264 or email
Jennifer Roberts, Executive Administrative Assistant – ext. 228 or email
Hunter Taylor, Accounting Assistant – email
Jenny Taylor, Receptionist/Administrative Assistant – email


Crystal Davis Rice, Development Director – ext. 343 or email
Amy Allen, Development Coordinator – ext. 249 or email
Missouri Cook, Carolina Development Coordinator – email

Information Resources

Rose Rodriguez, Communications Director – ext. 258 or email
Juanita Whiddon, Archivist – ext. 236 or email


William E. Palmer, PhD, Director of Research – ext. 226 or email
J Morgan Varner, PhD, Director of Fire Science and Senior Scientist – ext. 224 or email
Thomas (Rick) Anderson, Joint Training Academy Instructor – email
Geoff Beane, Project Manager Escape Ranch – email
Steven Bennett, Joint Training Academy Instructor – email
Sarah Brown, Public Lands Research and Monitoring Biologist – ext. 346 or email
Jeremiah Cates, Private Lands Prescribed Fire Coordinator – email
Andrew Chase, Forest Operations – ext. 240 or email
Philip Coppola, Post Doctorate Scholar – email
Jim Cox, Vertebrate Ecology Program Director – ext. 223 or email
Dixie M. Davis, Geospatial Database Administrator, – ext. 242 or email
Cinnamon Dixon, Fire Ecologist in the Fire Ecology Program – email
Victa Edge, Joint Training Academy Instructor – email
Nathan Eldridge, Lead Game Bird Technician – email
Alexis Everland, Lead Fire Ecology Research Technician (NJ) – email
Troy Floyd, Joint Training Academy Instructor – email
Jimmy Gray
, Joint Training Academy Instructor – email
Paul Grimes
, Regional Game Bird Biologist – email
David Grimm, Land Management and Private Lands Burn Team – email
Greg Hagan, Upland Ecosystem Restoration Project Coordinator – ext. 340 or email
Kevin Hiers, Wildland Fire Scientist – ext. 255 or email
Alex Jackson, Research Biologist, Dixie Plantation – email
Matthew Kunkle, Rollins Ranch Research & Program Manager – email
Rob Meyer, Woodpecker Biologist email
Molly Neely-Burnam, Research Technician – email
Joe Noble, GIS/Information Technology Program Director – ext. 232 or email
Rick Paulhamus, Asst. Project Manager Escape Ranch – email
Scott Pokswinski, Research Biologist, Prescribed Fire Science – email
Jennifer Roberts, Executive Administrative Assistant – ext. 228 or email
Kevin Robertson, PhD, Fire Ecology Program Director – ext. 254 or email
Eric Rowell, PhD, Wildland Fire Scientist – ext. 342 or email
Clay Sisson, Director, Albany Quail Project & Dixie Plantation Research – email
Matt Snider, Wildland Fire Specialist – email
Eric Staller, Director of Land Management and Fire Operations – ext. 240 or email
Theron M. Terhune, PhD, Game Bird Program Director – ext. 268 or email
Adam White, Research Tech II, Albany Quail Project – email
Seth Williams, Fire Technician I, Private Lands Burn Team – email
Audrey Wilson, Fire Science Technician – email












Kevin McGorty, Tall Timbers Land Conservancy Director – ext. 238 or email
Jessica Coker, Program Analyst – ext. 361 or email
Neil A. Fleckenstein, Planning Coordinator – ext. 335 or email
Josh Gamblin, Conservation Stewardship Manager – email
Kim Sash, Conservation Biologist – ext. 336 or email
Shane Wellendorf, Conservation Coordinator – ext. 231 or email
Brian Wiebler, Red Hills Community Outreach and Education Coordinator – ext. 345 or email