Welcome to Tall Timbers

Call Tall Timbers – 850.893.4153


Tall Timbers Staff Directory



William E. Palmer, PhD, President/CEO – ext. 226 or email


Brian Wiebler, Communications Director ext. 345 or email
Rose Rodriguez
, Publications Coordinator – ext. 258 or email
Juanita Whiddon, Historical Resources Coordinator – ext. 236 or email


Crystal Davis Rice, Development Director – ext. 343 or email
Rebekah Hudson, Development Coordinator – ext. 249 or email


Jennifer Roberts, Facilities Director, Executive Assistant – ext. 228 or email
Jerome Golden, Facilities – ext. 233 or email
Lorrie Asbell, Administrative Assistant/Receptionist – ext. 241 or email
Sylvia M Cromartie, Facilities Housekeeper

Geospatial Lab & Information Technology

Joe Noble, GIS/Information Technology Program Director – ext. 232 or email
Karen Cummins, Geospatial Database Administrator – email
Kurt Haffner, IT Systems Coordinator – email
Eli Simonson, Geospatial Remote Sensing Specialist – email

Land Conservancy

Kevin McGorty, Tall Timbers Land Conservancy Director – ext. 238 or email
Neil A. Fleckenstein, Planning Coordinator – ext. 335 or email
Shane Wellendorf, Conservation Coordinator – ext. 231 or email
Kim SashBiological Monitoring Coordinator – ext. 336 or email
Peter Kleinhenz, Aucilla River Watershed Coalition Coordinator – email
Rebecca Armstrong, RCPP Field Biologist, – email
Tyler Macmillan, Conservation Program Liaison – email
Kim Lynn Nguyen, Conservation Biologist – email

Josh WebbConservation Stewardship Coordinator – email
Jessica Coker, Program Analyst – ext. 361 or email


J. Morgan Varner, PhD, Director of Research – ext. 224 or email
Timothy Shearman, PhD, Post-Doctoral Fellow – ext. 239 or email
Matthew Nolasco, Lidar Analyst – email

Fire Ecology

Kevin M. Robertson, PhD, Director, Fire Ecology Program – ext. 254 or email
Cinnamon Dixon, Fire Ecologist – ext. 243 or email
Jean Huffman, PhD, Research Associate, Dendrochronology – email
Mary Nell Armstrong, Fire Ecology Outreach Specialist – email

Fire Science Applications

Kevin Hiers, Director, Fire Science Applications – ext. 255 or email
Scott Pokswinski, Deputy Director, Fire Science Applications – ext. 230 or  email
Zach Cope, Fire Modeling Technician – email
Leah Eggeman, Fire Science Forester – email
Steve Flanagan, PhD, Post-Doctoral Fellow – email
Quinn Hiers, Fire Ecology Biologist – email
Jacob Ney, Field Technician – email
Saphirra Orrion, P/T Administrative Coordinator
Zach Prusak, Wildland Fire Specialist – email
Daniel Rosales-Giron, Advanced Fire Behavior Modeler – email
Wade Ross, PhD, Post-Doctoral Fellow/Remote Sensor – email
Greg Seamon, Fire Training Specialist, PFTC – email
Matt Snider, Fire Training Specialist – email
Robert N. Spencer, Fire Science Lab Technician – email
Derek Wallace, Fire Science Research Assist/Biologist II – email

Game Bird

Clay Sisson, Director, Albany Quail Project – email
Brad Kubecka, PhD, Program Director & Western Game Bird Scientist – email
Alex Jackson, Red Hills Game Bird Research and Extension Biologist – ext. 268 or email
Michael Hazelbaker, Game Bird Research Biologist, Tall Timbers – ext. 237 or  email
Justin Rectenwald, Game Bird Biologist, Albany Quail Project – email
Paul Grimes, Game Bird Biologist, Carolina Regional Quail Program – email
Mark Sasser, Alabama Quail Program Coordinator – email
Geoff Beane, Research/Program Manager, Central FL Rangeland Quail Program (CFRQP) – email
Matthew Kunkle, Rollins Ranch Research & Program Manager – email
Milton Neu, Assistant Land Manager, CFRQP
Garrett Roberts, Game Bird Technician, Albany Quail Project – email
Thomas Rogers, Game Bird Technician, Livingston Place – email
Sarah Brown, Public Lands Monitoring Coordinator – email
Billy Adtkins, Wildlife Technician, CFRQP
Christopher Kunkle, Game Bird Technician, CFRQP
William Lutz, Game Bird Technician, CFRQP
Stoney Vickers, Field Technician, CFRQP
Alicia Arsenault, Wildlife Technician, CFRQP
Vernon Howard, Wildlife Technician, CFRQP
Nicole Itzkowitz, Wildlife Technician, CFRQP
Steven Matta, Wildlife Technician, CFRQP
Sierra Sico, Game Bird Research Technician, Orton Plantation
Autumn S. Randall, Field Technician, Orton Plantation
Joshua Copen, Game Bird Technician
Jeremy Fuller, Game Bird Technician
Trey Johnson, Game Bird Technician
Michael Lamb, Game Bird Technician
Amy Penta, Game Bird Technician

Stoddard Bird Lab

Jim Cox, Stoddard Bird Lab Director – ext. 223 or email
Heather Levy, Stoddard Bird Lab Biologist – email
Mary Mack Gray, Stoddard Bird Lab Biologist – email
Rob Meyer, Woodpecker Conservation Biologist – email
Heather Hill, Stoddard Bird Lab Field Technician
Gianna Tarquinio, Stoddard Bird Lab Field Technician

Land Management

Eric Staller, Director of Land Management and Fire Operations – ext. 240 or email
Andrew Chase, Assistant Land Manager – email
Seth Williams, Land Management Technician – email
Austin Taylor, Land Management Technician – email

Livingston Place

Clay Sisson, Director, Livingston Place – email
Randy Floyd, Land Manager, Livingston Place – email
John-Michael McCormick, Asst. Land Manager – email
Alex Jackson, Game Bird Biologist – ext. 268 or email
Matt Portwood, Game Bird Technician
Shannon Braden, Land Management Technician
Dauten Vaughn, Land Management Technician
Gloria Hagan, Facilities
Debra W. McCormick, Office Manager – 850.997.1957 or email

Private Lands Fire Initiative

John P. McGuire, Director, Private Lands Fire Initiative – email
John S. Kush, PhD, Outreach & Education Coordinator
Jeremiah Cates, Private Lands Prescribed Fire Coordinator – email
Lee Stuckey, Prescribed Burn Association Coordinator – email

Joint Training Academy Instructors

Thomas Anderson
Michael G Durfee
Victa Edge
Troy Floyd
Jimmy Gray
Robert Guse
Tommy Hawkins
Susan Wilder
Robert Wilken

Southern Fire Exchange

David R. Godwin, PhD, Director, Southern Fire Exchange ext. 261 or email