Alligator River/Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge
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Manteo, North Carolina 27954

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News Release

January 11, 2010

USFWS Welcomes Diana Tilghman to Eastern NC

Mike Bryant, Project Leader for the NC Coastal Plain Refuges Complex, announced today the creation of a new Information Technology Specialist position to provide computer support for U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service employees in eastern North Carolina and the arrival of Diana Tilghman to fill that position. "Technological support is so important to help us do our jobs, and trying to get that support from Atlanta was logistically challenging. We're excited to have the expertise here locally," he explained. Tilghman will work from her office in Columbia and will provide support for Ecological Services, Law Enforcement, Migratory Birds, Refuges, and Fisheries offices of the US Fish and Wildlife Service in eastern North Carolina, spanning from Raleigh to Manteo.

Diana attended Wor Wic College in Salisbury, MD. Beginning in 1985, she worked as a self-employed Personal Computer Consultant writing database management software, teaching computer programs and setting up computer systems for local businesses. In 1992, she began working as a Continuing Education and Computer Lab instructor for Wor Wic College.

For the past 17 years, Diana has worked as a Computer and Information Technology Specialist for the National Park Service located at Assateague Island National Seashore. Diana brings 25 years of management of information and personal computer systems experience to the US Fish & Wildlife Service.

She and fiance John Harlow enjoy fishing, boating, birding, tennis, golf and traveling to Parks and Refuges. Diana commented, "I am excited about my new adventure - seeing all the eastern NC refuges and assisting all the Fish and Wildlife offices in streamlining their information systems as much as we can."

Diana Tilghman standing in front of brick USFWS building.
Diana Tilghman joins the US Fish and Wildlife Service staff in eastern North Carolina as Information Technology Specialist. Diana will be working from her office in Columbia and serving staff from Raleigh to Manteo. Photo Credit: USFWS