Our Team

Dedicated to CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT

The mission of the Nature Coast Biological Station (NCBS) is to advance the conservation and sustainability of natural resources throughout the Nature Coast and to become a leader in serving coastal communities through experiential learning, collaborative research, and public engagement. Our faculty, staff, and students are making that happen every day, and we can’t wait to welcome you to the station. Want to be part of our team?

FACULTY

Mike Allen

Director

Marc Hensel

Research Assistant Professor

Robert Lamb

Research Assistant Professor

Leslie Sturmer

Statewide Shellfish Extension Agent

Travis Thomas

Research Assistant Professor

Savanna Barry

Regional Specialized Extension Agent

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE STAFF

Jeremy Geiger

OPS Wildlife Technician

Enie Hensel

Senior Postdoctoral Research Associate

Elix Hernandez

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Monica Wilson

Coastal Debris Project Coordinator

Haley Cox

Coastal Resilience Program Coordinator

Shae Kelliher

Marine Mammal Stranding Coordinator
Shea Husband

Shea Husband

Biological Scientist

Natalie Anderson

Biological Scientist

Suzanna Mickey

Marine Mammal Stranding Coordinator

Reggie Markham

Aquaculture Biological Scientist

Holden Harris

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Morgan Edwards

Biological Scientist

Jamila Roth

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

STAFF

Brian Wirth

Marine Operations Manager

Tara Spach

Administrative Specialist

Rose Cantwell

Administrative Assistant

Emily Colson

Communications and K-12 Education