Panama City Field Office
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850.769.0552 - primary

850-763-2177 - backup

Panama City Ecological Services / Fish & Wildlife Conservation Office Supervisors
   vacant Field Supervisor  
   Dr. Sean Blomquist Deputy Field Supervisor, Ecological Services  
Budget and Administration
   Joel Arroyo Administrative Staff, Travel, Biological Opinions, FOIA's, Purchasing, Uniform Coordinator, FIS, Payroll, Time & Attendance  
   vacant Administrative Support Assistant, Outreach  
   Larry Tucker Administrative Staff, Correspondence, Mail, Building Manager, Equipment Custodian, Service Asset Maintenance Systems  
Ecological Services
   Lydia Ambrose Biologist, GIS Data Manager, CBRA Determinations, Manatee  
   Patty Kelly Biologist, Candidate Conservation, Shorebirds, Panama City Crayfish, Red Knot, Migratory Birds, Red-cockaded Woodpecker, Forest Service lead, FEMA lead, Corps-coastal projects POC  
   Paul Lang Ecologist, GIS Coordinator, Landscape Ecology, Spatial Ecology, SHC, Wood Stork, Bald Eagles, SALT  
   Gayle Martin Ecologist, GIS, NWR Lead, Spatial Analysis (850) 867-6222
   Dr. Jeffrey Ackley Ecologist, Liason for Florida Dept. of Transportation Projects  
   Harold Mitchell Ecologist, Flatwoods Salamander, Indigo Snake, Gopher Tortoise  
   Dr. Vivian Negron-Ortiz Botanist, Florida Recovery Coordinator, Plant Recovery, Imperiled Plant Species, Lichen  
   Sandra Pursifull Ecologist, Listing, Consultation, Freshwater Mussel Recovery  
   Melody Ray-Culp Biologist, Coastal Program Coordinator, CBRA Consultation, Gulf Restoration Program  
   vacant Ecologist, Contaminant Issues, RESTORE Act, EPA  
   Dr. Maureen Walsh Ecologist, Apalachicola/Chattahoochee/Flint River Basin (ACF) Coordinator, Consultation, Fish and Mussel Recovery, USACE, FERC  
   Kristi Yanchis Ecologist, Consultation, HCPs, Beach Mice, Recovery, NPS Lead  
   Lisa Yarbrough Biologist, Coastal Uplands, Recovery & Consultation, Sea Turtles, USAF Lead  
Fish & Wildlife Conservation Office
   vacant Biological Science Technician, Aquatic and Terrestrial Monitoring  
   Andrew Hartzog Fish Biologist, Striped Bass restoration, Shoal Bass Coordinator, Stream restoration, Aquatic monitoring  
   Dr. Adam Kaeser Fish Biologist, Gulf Sturgeon Recovery Coordinator, Gulf sturgeon and Mussel research and recovery, Sonar habitat mapping and biological applications  
   Chris Metcalf Fish Biologist, Stream restoration, Partners for Fish and Wildlife, SARP Conservation Delivery Coordinator  
Air Force Partnerships
   Dr. Rob Aldredge Biologist (Liaison), Avon Park Air Force Range, Section 7 Consultations, Integrated Natural Resources Management Plan (850) 630-3131
   Danielle Bumgardner Biologist, Tyndall AFB, Sea turtles, Gopher Tortoise and Bald Eagle monitoring, habitat restoration Send email
   April Clark Biologist, Tyndall AFB, Beach mice Send email
   Melanie Kaeser Ecologist, Tyndall AFB, rare plant species, longleaf pine ecosystem restoration, ecological monitoring (850) 381-7853
   Rain Ketzler Biologist, Eglin AFB, Biological Technician Send email
   Bill Tate Supervisory Fish Biologist, Eglin AFB, Aquatic ecosystem monitoring, Non-game fishes research and recovery (850) 883-1189
   Jeffrey Van Vrancken Ecologist, Eglin AFB, Biological data management, Aquatic ecosystem monitoring, Invertebrate identification (850) 883-1195
Joint Locations for Law Enforcement / SARP / ACJV / USDA
   Scott Englister Special Agent (employee of North Florida FO stationed in Jacksonville, FL) (850) 402-0573
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   Dr. Jessica Graham Contractor, Southeast Aquatic Resources Partnership Coordinator  
   Kirsten Luke Contractor, Atlantic Coast Joint Venture (Region 5)  
  vacant USDA - APHIS (912) 288-1932


Last updated: October 8, 2019