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NWRC Staff List

Careers at the National Wildlife Research Center

The National Wildlife Research Center (NWRC) employs scientists, technicians, and support personnel with expertise in a wide variety of scientific disciplines.  Together, these experts develop new tools and techniques to resolve human-wildlife conflicts.

Several of these interesting and challenging positions are highlighted in a series of video vignettes.  To learn more about the Center's careers in wildlife research, animal care, chemistry, and technology transfer, click on the links below.

NWRC Primary Contacts

Director's Office (Fort Collins)
Vacant, Director
Thomas J. Deliberto, DVM, Assistant Director
Douglas C. Eckery, PhD, Assistant Director 
Thomas Gidlewski, DVM, Program Manager National Wildlife Disease Program
John Eisemann, MS, Program Manager Technology Transfer
Natalie Lasher, Administrative Officer

Research Staff  (Fort Collins, CO)
Aaron M. Anderson, PhD, Economist
John A. Baroch, Wildlife Disease Biologist
Sarah Bevins, PhD, Research Biologist 
Are R. Berentsen, Wildlife Biologist
Stewart W. Breck, PhD, Wildlife Biologist
Shelagh T. Deliberto, MS, Wildlife Biologist
Justin W. Fischer, MS, Wildlife Biologist
Alan B. Franklin, PhD, Supervisory Research Biologist
Amy T. Gilbert,  PhD, Research Biologist
David A. Goldade, PhD, Chemist
Katherine E. Horak, PhD, Research Biologist (Toxicologist)
Shylo R. Johnson, Biologist
Dennis Kohler, Wildlife Disease Biologist
Michael J. Lavelle, Wildlife Biologist  
Richard E. Mauldin, MS, Chemist

Kim M. Pepin, PhD,  Research Biologist 
Toni Piaggio, PhD, Research Biologist (Genetics)
J. Jeffrey RootPhD, Research Wildlife Biologist
Aaron B. Shiels, PhD, Research Biologist
Brandon S. Schmit, MS, Wildlife Disease Biologist
Susan A. ShrinerPhD, Research Biologist
Stephanie A. Shwiff, PhD, Research Economist 
Nathan P. Snow, PhD, Research Biologist  
Heather J. Sullivan, MS, Biologist
Kurt Vercauteren, PhD, Research Wildlife Biologist
Steven F. Volker, Chemist 
Scott J. Werner, PhD, Research Wildlife Biologist
Gary W. Witmer, PhD, Research Wildlife Biologist
Field Stations:
Philadelphia, PA   
Bruce Kimball, PhD, Research Chemist
Fargo, ND
Page E. Klug, PhD, Supervisory Research Wildlife Biologist
Hilo, HI
Steven Hess, Supervisory Research Wildlife Biologist
Sandusky, OH 
Brian E. Washburn, PhD, Research Wildlife Biologist
Brad F. Blackwell, PhD, Research Wildlife Biologist
Morgan Pfeiffer, PhD, Wildlife Biologist (postdoctoral researcher)
Starkville, MS
Frederick L. Cunningham, DVM, Research Biologist
Brian S. Dorr, PhD, Research Wildlife Biologist
D. Tommy King, MS, Research Wildlife Biologist

Logan, UT
Julie K. Young, PhD, Supervisory Research Wildlife Biologist
Eric M. Gese, PhD, Research Wildlife Biologist
Stewart Breck, PhD, Research Wildlife Biologist (Located in Fort Collins, CO
Corvallis, OR
Jimmy D. Taylor II, PhD, Supervisory Research Wildlife Biologist
Gainesville, FL
Bryan Kluever, PhD, Supervisory Research Wildlife Biologist
Eric A. Tillman, MS, Wildlife Biologist
John S. Humphrey, Wildlife Biologist

Supporting Services (Fort Collins, CO) 
Jenna M. Edwards, MA, Supervisory Technical Information Specialist
Laura Greiner, Quality Assurance Manager
Gail M. Keirn , MS, Legislative and Public Affairs
Jeanette O'Hare , MS, Pesticide Registration Specialist
Emily Ruell, MS, Pesticide Registration Specialist
Sara Szakaly, MLIS, Archivist/Records Manager
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