Get to know your SECAS staff, and get in touch!
The SECAS Coordinator and Science Coordinator help keep the SECAS partnership and its products on track.
Amanda Sesser, Coordinator
Amanda is based in New Orleans, LA. She helps set the overall strategic direction for SECAS and clear barriers to landscape-scale collaboration across the Southeast and Caribbean. She works closely with the SECAS Executive Steering Committee, as well as the leadership of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (SEAFWA) and Southeast Natural Resource Leaders Group (SENRLG). Contact Amanda at email@example.com.
Rua Mordecai, Science Coordinator
Rua is based in Raleigh, NC. He coordinates the Southeast Conservation Blueprint and takes the lead on tracking progress toward the SECAS goal. He works closely with the SECAS Points of Contact, as well as all the staff and partners working on the Southeast Blueprint. Contact Rua at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blueprint User Support
Have a question about the Blueprint, or want to use it in your work to support a grant proposal or inform a conservation decision? User support staff are here to help (for free)! They also help incorporate your feedback into future Blueprint revisions and improve the online interfaces for accessing Blueprint data.
Alex Lamle, Blueprint User Support Specialist
Alex is based in Atlanta, GA and is a great first stop if you're not sure who to talk to! She has experience helping with aquatic connectivity and river restoration, urban conservation, and prescribed fire. Contact Alex at email@example.com.
States served: GA, AL, MS, LA, TX, OK
Hilary Morris, Blueprint User Support & Communications Specialist
Hilary is based in Raleigh, NC. She coordinates communications for SECAS, which involves everything from managing the website and newsletter, to documenting Blueprint methods. On the user support side, she has experience helping with strengthening grant applications, public lands planning, conservation partnerships, and city/county planning. Contact Hilary at firstname.lastname@example.org.
States served: VA, NC, SC, GA
Louise Vaughn, Blueprint User Support Specialist
Louise is based in Raleigh, NC. She has experience helping with facilitation, conservation planning, and conservation partnerships at regional, state, and local scales. Louise also works to integrate green assets and nature-based solutions to support community resiliency. Contact Louise at email@example.com.
States served: VA, NC, FL, Puerto Rico
Emily Granstaff, Blueprint User Support Specialist
Emily is based in Cookeville, TN. She has experience helping with aquatic species conservation, private lands habitat restoration, conservation partnerships, cartography and data management, and strengthening grant proposals. Contact Emily at firstname.lastname@example.org.
States served: KY, TN, VA, WV, AL
Chris DeVore, Blueprint User Support Specialist
Chris is based in Cookeville, TN. He has experience helping with strengthening grant proposals, regulatory planning for federally listed and at-risk species, aquatic species conservation, coastal habitat evaluation and restoration, and conservation partnerships. Contact Chris at email@example.com.
States served: MO, AR, MS, KY, TN, VA
James Weaver, Blueprint User Support Specialist
James is based in Albuquerque, NM. He has experience helping with pollinators and at-risk species planning. Contact James at firstname.lastname@example.org.
States served: OK, TX
Wow, that's a lot of options. Not sure who to contact? Start with Alex at email@example.com and she'll put you in touch with the best person to help.
Blueprint GIS Staff
Blueprint GIS support staff work to improve the underlying spatial data and methods of the Southeast Blueprint. They develop and test indicators of ecosystem health, refine the Blueprint connectivity analysis, run the Blueprint prioritization models, and more.
Amy Keister, Blueprint GIS Specialist
Amy is based in Raleigh, NC. She helps coordinate the underlying spatial data, modeling, and data management for the Southeast Blueprint, and works to develop and improve the underlying data and methods. She also assists with data anlaysis for Blueprint user support. Contact Amy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Daniel Adams, Blueprint GIS Specialist
Daniel is based in Cookeville, TN. He works on developing and improving data for the Southeast Blueprint, and helps with data analysis for user support. Contact Daniel at email@example.com.
Blair Tirpak, Blueprint GIS Specialist
Blair is based in Atlanta, GA. She works on developing and improving data for the Southeast Blueprint, with a focus on coastal resources in the Gulf of Mexico. She also helps with data analysis for user support. Contact Blair at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jose Barrios, Blueprint GIS Specialist
Jose is based in Atlanta, GA. He works on developing and improving data for the Southeast Blueprint. Contact Jose at email@example.com.
Yvonne Allen, Blueprint GIS Specialist
Yvonne is based in Taos, NM. She works on developing and improving data for the Southeast Blueprint, with a focus on fisheries, aquatic conservation, and remote sensing. Contact Yvonne at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Todd Jones-Farrand, Species Liaison
Todd is based in Columbia, MO. He serves as the SECAS species liaison, helping ensure the Blueprint is relevant to species-specific issues, including decisions affecting at-risk species, threatened and endangered species, state Species of Greatest Conservation Need, and more. Contact Todd at email@example.com.