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Tall Timbers Staff Directory


William E. Palmer, PhD, President/CEO – ext. 226 or email
Melissa Proctor, Controller/CFO – ext. 248 or email
Sydney Amici, Accounting Assistant – email
Lorrie Asbell, Receptionist/Administrative Assistant – email
Jerome Golden
, Facilities – ext. 233 or email
Kurt Haffner, IT Systems Coordinator – email
Lillie Jefferson, Accounting Assistant – email
Rosi Nichols
, Payroll and Human Resources Coordinator – ext. 264 or email
Jennifer Roberts, Executive Administrative Assistant – ext. 228 or email


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

Communications & Information Resources

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


J. Morgan Varner, PhD, Director of Research – 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, Assistant Land Manager – ext. 240 or email
Philip Coppola, PhD, Game Bird Program Coordinator – email
Jim Cox, Vertebrate Ecology Program Director – ext. 223 or email
Karen Cummins, GIS Analyst – 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
Alexis Everland, Lead Fire Ecology Research Technician (NJ) – email
Troy Floyd, Joint Training Academy Instructor – email
Jimmy Gray
, Joint Training Academy Instructor – email
Mary Mack Gray, Avian Biologist – 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
Michael Hazelbaker, Game Bird Research Biologoist – email
Kevin Hiers, Director of Fire Science Applications – ext. 255 or email
Alex Jackson, Research Biologist, Livingston Place – email
Matthew Kunkle, Rollins Ranch Research & Program Manager – email
Heather Levy, Avian Biologist – email
John McGuire, Director of Private Lands Prescribed Fire Initiative – 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
Eli Simonson, GIS/Remote Sensing Specialist – email
Clay Sisson, Director, Albany Quail Project & Livingston Place Research – email
Matt Snider, Wildland Fire Specialist – email
Eric Staller, Director of Land Management and Fire Operations – ext. 240 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
Peter Kleinhenz, Aucilla River Watershed Coalition Coordinator – email
Kim SashBiological Monitoring Coordinator – ext. 336 or email
Josh WebbConservation Stewardship Coordinator – email
Shane Wellendorf, Conservation Coordinator – ext. 231 or email