Friends of the Department

The Department would like to recognize the following wildlife professionals whose dedication to, and long-term participation in, the Wildlife Ecology program has profoundly enriched the learning experience of University of Maine students:

Robin Avery (2018) – Operations Manager, University Forest

Denise Buckley (2019) – Senior Biologist, Craig Brook National Fish Hatchery

Tish Carr (2023) – Instructor of Community Forestry and Arboriculture, School of Forest Resources

Oliver Cox (2023) – Green Lake Hatchery Manager, United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)

Amanda Cross (2023) – Supervisor/Project Leader, Maine Field Office, USFWS

Randy Cross (2012) – Retired, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW)

Danielle D’Auria (2019) – Wildlife Biologist, Bird Group, MDIFW

Phillip deMaynadier (2014) – Wildlife Biologist, Reptile-Amphibian-Invertebrate Group, MDIFW

Joe Dembeck (2016) – Retired, MDIFW

Richard Dill (2022) – Fisheries Scientist, Brookfield Power

Nancy Hatch (2023) – Treasurer, Penobscot County Conservation Association

Keith Kanoti (2018) – Manager, University Forest

Lee Kantar (2022) – Moose Biologist, MDIFW

Dan Kircheis (2023) – Penobscot Bay Salmon Recovery Coordinator/International Management, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA),

Charles Koch (2018) – Forest Operations Manager, University Forest

John Kocik (2019) – Chief, Atlantic Salmon Ecosystems Research Team, NOAA

Adrienne Leppold (2022) – Wildlife Biologist, MDIFW

Jerry Longcore (2013) – Retired, United States Geological Survey (USGS), Maine Patuxent Field Station

Wende Mahaney (2013) – Fish and Wildlife Biologist, USFWS, Maine Field Office, Orono

Dan McAuley (2012) – Retired, USGS, Maine Patuxent Field Station

Mark McCollough (2012) – Retired, USFWS, Orono Field Office

Maurry Mills (2012) – Wildlife Biologist, USFWS, Moosehorn National Wildlife Service

Jeff Murphy (20129) – Consultation Biologist/ESA Hydropower Coordinator, NOAA, Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office

Captain Andy Patterson (2023) – Bold Coast Charters

Steve Pelletier (2012) – Senior Principal, Stantec Consulting Co.

Kelsey Sullivan (2012) – Migratory and Upland Game Bird Biologist, MDIFW

Joan Trial (2023) – Retired, Maine Department of Marine Resources (DMR)

Jason Vallerie (2022) – Fisheries Scientist, Maine Department of Marine Sciences

Linda Welch (2012) – Wildlife Biologist, USFWS, Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge