Technical committees are special advisory panels made up of academics, agency, and industry personnel with expertise in relevant subject matter that can advise and assist the Council by reviewing relevant subject matter and providing recommendations.

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Technical committee member contact information is available by clicking on each committee title. 

Outreach & Education

Kim Amendola, NMFS

Melissa Crouch, FFWCC

Dr. J. Marcus Drymon, MS Sea Grant

Julie Falgout, LA Sea Grant

Bob Gill

Dylan Hubbard, Chair

Shelly Krueger, FL Sea Grant

Laura Picariello, TX Sea Grant

David Rainer, ADNR

Charmaine Schmermund, MDMR

Zack Thomas, TPWD

Eric Weather, Vice Chair

Jeff Weakley

Tonya Wiley

Danica Williams, LDWF

Staff Rep.: Emily Muehlstein

Law Enforcement

Manny Antonaras, NOAA/OLE

Jarret Barker, TX (TPWD)

Stephen Clark, USFWS Region 4

Major Jason Downey, AL, (ADMR) Vice Chair

Phillip A. Land, USFWS Region 2

Cpt. Neil “Scott” Pearce, FL (FWC)

Major Edward Skena, LA (LDWF)

Duane Smith, NOAA/GCES

Lt. Col. Kyle Wilkerson, MS (MDMR)

* Designee for Manny Antonaras – Joe Scarpa

* Designee for Jarret Barker – Lt. Les Casterline

* Designee for Stephen Clark – Jason Riley

* Designee for Phillip A. Land – RAC Jim Stinebaugh

* Designee for Kyle Wilkerson – Patrick Carron, Chair

Staff Rep.: Ava Lasseter


Cameron Ainsworth, Ph.D.

Clifford Borgstedt

Eric Brazer, Jr.

David Chagaris, Ph.D.

Michael Drexler, Ph.D.

Nick Farmer, Ph.D.

Mike Jepson, Ph.D.

Mandy Karnauskas, Ph.D., Chair

Robert Leaf, Ph.D.

Paul Sammarco, Ph.D.

Casey Streeter, Vice Chair

Staff Rep.: Natasha Méndez-Ferrer