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NWRC Careers and Staff

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.

Director's Office (Fort Collins)

Jason Suckow, Director 
Jimmy Taylor, Assistant Director
Douglas C. Eckery, Assistant Director  
Natalie Erhart, Administrative Officer

Sarah Bevins, PhD, Research Biologist 
Are R. Berentsen, Wildlife Biologist
Jason Bruemmer, PhD, Research Biologist
Shelagh T. Deliberto, MS, Wildlife Biologist
Justin W. Fischer, MS, Wildlife Biologist
Alan B. Franklin, PhD, Supervisory Research Biologist
Eric M. Gese,  PhD, Wildlife Biologist
Amy T. Gilbert,  PhD, Research Biologist
David A. Goldade, PhD, Chemist
Katherine E. Horak, PhD, Research Biologist (Toxicologist)
Shylo R. Johnson, 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 Root, PhD, Research Wildlife Biologist
Aaron B. Shiels, PhD, Research Biologist
Susan A. Shriner, PhD, Research Biologist
Stephanie A. Shwiff, PhD, Research Economist 
Nathan P. Snow, PhD, Research Biologist  
Kurt Vercauteren, PhD, Research Wildlife Biologist
Steven F. Volker, Chemist 
Scott J. Werner, PhD, Research Wildlife Biologist


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 B. Drabik-Hamshare (Pfeiffer), PhD, Research Wildlife Biologist

Starkville, MS
Frederick L. Cunningham, DVM, Research Biologist
Brian S. Dorr, PhD, Research Wildlife Biologist

Logan, UT
Eric M. Gese, PhD, Research Wildlife Biologist
Stewart Breck, PhD, Research Wildlife Biologist (Located in Fort Collins, CO

Corvallis, OR
Vacant

Gainesville, FL
Betsy Evans, PhD, Wildlife Biologist
Bryan Kluever, PhD, Supervisory Research Wildlife Biologist
Eric A. Tillman, MS, Wildlife Biologist 
Noah Osterhoudt, Wildlife Biologist 

Mary Foley, MS, Supervisory Technical Information Specialist
John Eisemann, Program Manager — Technology Transfer
Laura Greiner, Quality Assurance Manager
Gail M. Keirn , MS, Communication Program Specialist
Jeanette O'Hare , MS, Pesticide Registration Specialist
Emily Ruell, MS, Pesticide Registration Specialist
Sara Szakaly, MLIS, Archivist/Records Manager

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