Staff

Meet the staff of Shoals Marine Laboratory

To contact Shoals Marine Laboratory in general, please send an email to shoals.lab@unh.edu or call (603) 862-5346.

Yearround staff listed in alphabetical order by last name. Scroll down for seasonal staff and university partners (Cornell & UNH).

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Wendy Beagen
Laboratory Manager

Scientific permitting and permit compliance. Lab inventory and specimen management.

E-mail Wendy

Office: (603) 862-1658

135 Spaulding Life Science Building
Durham, NH 03824

Samantha Claussen

Samantha Claussen
Administrative Assistant

E-mail Samantha

Office: (603) 862-5346

Morse Hall, Suite 113
8 College Road
Durham, NH 03824

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Dr. Elizabeth Craig

Elizabeth Craig, Ph.D.
Academic Coordinator
SML Tern Conservation Program Manager

E-mail Elizabeth

Morse Hall, Suite 113
8 College Road
Durham, NH 03824

Ross Hansen
Ross Hansen

Ross Hansen
Director of Facilities and Planning

Oversees all facilities needs with a focus on capital improvements and sustainability. Co-coordinates SML's Sustainability Engineering Internship Program. 

E-mail Ross

Office: (603) 862-0046

Morse Hall, Room 113E
8 College Road
Durham, NH 03824

Alexa Hilmer
Alexa Hilmer

Alexa Hilmer
External Relations Coordinator

Liasion for visiting groups, Adult & Family programs, and SML alumni & community relations. Coordinates marketing and communications. 

E-mail Alexa

Office: (603) 862-1333
Fax: (603) 862-3151

Morse Hall, Room 113C
8 College Road
Durham, NH 03824

Gregg Moore
Dr. Gregg Moore

Gregg Moore, Ph.D.
Academic Coordinator - University of New Hampshire

Oversees SML academic program to ensure that SML best meets the needs of the students, departments, and faculty our founding partner institutions. Responsible for UNH student academic advising and recruitment. Faculty for SML's Coastal Habitat Field Research Methods course.

E-mail Gregg

Office: (603) 862-5138

University of New Hampshire
Jackson Estuarine Laboratory
Durham, NH 03824

Michael Rosen
Mike Rosen

Mike Rosen
Director of Operations

Oversees daily operation of Appledore Island facilities. Supervises seasonal, non-academic staff. Co-Coordinates Sustainable Engineering Internship Program.

E-mail Mike

Main Office: (603) 862-1548
Island Office: (603) 964-9011 (May - September)
Fax: (603) 862-3151
Cell: (603) 897-5893

Morse Hall, Room 113F
8 College Road
Durham, NH 03824

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Dr. Jennifer Seavey,
Director

Jennifer SeaveyPh.D.
Kingsbury Executive Director

Research Faculty, UNH's School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering
Affiliate Assistant Professor, Department of Natural Resources, UNH's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Natural Resources, Cornell University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
SML Tern Conservation Program Director

E-mail Jennifer

Office: (603) 862-5346
Fax: (603) 862-3151

Morse Hall, Room 113B
8 College Road
Durham, NH 03824

Becca Toppin
Becca Toppin

Becca Toppin
Diving Safety Officer (DSO)

Oversee compliance with diving regulations put forth by SML's Diving Safety Control Board, perform SCUBA diving check-outs.

E-mail Becca

Cell: (508) 454-3571

Eugene Won
Dr. Eugene Won

Eugene Won
Academic Coordinator - Cornell University

Oversees SML academic program to ensure that SML best meets the needs of the students, departments, and faculty our founding partner institutions. Responsible for Cornell student academic advising and recruitment.

E-mail Eugene

Office: (607) 255-7076

Cornell University
202 Morrison Hall
Ithaca, NY 14850

 


2017 Seasonal Island Staff

Seasonal Staff work for SML from early-May to mid-September, listed here in alphabetical order by last name. To view current job opportunities, click here. 

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Bob Austin

Bob Austin
Island Engineer

Island Office: (603) 964-9011

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Dr. Kylla Benes

Kylla Benes, Ph.D.
Scientist-in-Residence Fellow

Island Office: (603) 964-9011

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Jon Bickford

Jon Bickford
Research Vessel Captain

Island Office: (603) 964-9011

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Katy Bland

Katy Bland
Lab Coordinator

E-mail Katy

Island Office: (603) 964-9011

Alex Brickett Shoals Engineer
Alex Brickett

Alex Brickett
Island Engineer/Captain (relief)

E-mail Alex

Office: (603) 862-0394

Ritzman Lab
22 Colovos Road
Durham, NH 03824

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Zach Charewicz

Zach Charewicz
Island Engineer

Island Office: (603) 964-9011

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Dr. Brian Cheng

Brian Cheng, Ph.D.
Scientist-in-Residence Fellow

Island Office: (603) 964-9011

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Bonny Clarke

Bonny Clarke
Assistant Island Coordinator

E-mail Bonny

Island Office: (603) 964-9011

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Dr. Jim Coyer

Jim Coyer, Ph.D.
Assistant Director for Academic Programs

Faculty for SML's Underwater Research course. Supports SML academic and research programs on island. 

E-mail Jim

Island Office: (603) 964-9011

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Ossian Foley

Ossian Foley
Research Vessel Captain

Island Office: (603) 964-9011

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Elizabeth Ford

Elizabeth Ford
Seabird Technician, Tern Conservation Program

Island Office: (603) 964-9011

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Cameron Heins

Cameron Heins
Head Chef

Island Office: (603) 964-9011

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Amber Litterer

Amber Litterer
Island Coordinator

E-mail Amber

Island Office: (603) 964-9011

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Nicole Menetski

Nicole Menetski
Assistant Chef

Island Office: (603) 964-9011

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Marie Nickerson

Marie Nickerson
Celia Thaxter's Garden Steward

Island Office: (603) 964-9011

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Sue Oliver

Sue Oliver
Second Chef

Island Office: (603) 964-9011

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Taylor Ouellette

Taylor Ouellette
Seabird Technician, Tern Conservation Program

Island Office: (603) 964-9011

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Eli Thompson

Eli Thompson
Chef

Island Office: (603) 964-9011


University Partners

Supporting staff members affiliated with either Cornell University or the University of New Hampshire, who provide yearround support to SML operations and SML's mission. Listed in alphabetical order by last name.

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Maureen Claussen
UNH EOS Business Service Center

E-mail Maureen 

Office: (603) 862-0061

Morse Hall, Room 355
8 College Road
Durham, NH 03824

Sharon Detzer
Sharon Detzer

Sharon Detzer
Cornell CALS Alumni Affairs and Development

E-mail Sharon

Office: (607) 255-1915
 

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April Kampney
Cornell CALS Business Administration

E-mail April

Office: (607) 255-8436
Fax: (607) 255-7905

Nancy Lowenberg
Nancy Lowenberg

Nancy Lowenberg
UNH Foundation

E-mail Nancy

Office: (603) 862-1680

University of New Hampshire
Rudman Hall
Durham, NH 03824

Sue McDonough
Susan McDonough

Susan McDonough
UNH Foundation

E-mail Susan

Office: (603) 862-4862

University of New Hampshire
Rudman Hall
Durham, NH 03824

Sally Nelson
Sally Nelson

Sally Nelson
Administrative Coordinator, UNH School of Marine Science & Ocean Engineering

E-mail Sally

Office: (603) 862-2987
Fax: (603) 862-3151

Morse Hall, Suite 113
8 College Road
Durham, NH 03824

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Theresa Pollard
Cornell CALS Business Administration

E-mail Theresa

Office: (607) 255-8708
Fax: (607) 2557905

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Donna Thibault
UNH EOS Business Service Center

E-mail Donna 

Office: (603) 862-3505

Morse Hall, Room 355
8 College Road
Durham, NH 03824