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

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Dr. David Buck

David BuckPh.D.
Associate Director

Oversees the management of all SML academic programs to ensure that SML best meets the needs of the students, departments, and faculty at our founding partner institutions. Coordinates internship programs and activities of visiting researchers.

E-mail David

Office: (603) 862-1202

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

Sam Claussen

Samantha Claussen
Administrative Assistant

E-mail Sam

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

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

Responsible for academic advising and recruitment of high school students and college students outside of UNH and Cornell. Oversees operations of Tern Conservation Program on White and Seavey islands. Faculty for SML's Shoals Ecology adult education prorgam.

E-mail Elizabeth

Office: (603) 862-3278

Morse Hall, Room 155
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, communications, and social media. 

E-mail Alexa

Office: (603) 862-1333

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

Responsible for UNH student academic advising and recruitment. Liasion to ensure that SML best meets the needs of the students, departments, and faculty at UNH. 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)
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)

Oversees 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, Ph.D.
Academic Coordinator - Cornell University

Responsible for Cornell student academic advising and recruitment. Liasion to ensure that SML best meets the needs of the students, departments, and faculty at Cornell. 

E-mail Eugene

Office: (607) 255-7076

Cornell University
202 Morrison Hall
Ithaca, NY 14850

 


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.

Sharon Detzer
Sharon Detzer

Sharon Detzer
Associate Dean, Alumni Affairs and Development
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS)
Cornell University 

E-mail Sharon

Office: (607) 255-1915
 

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April Kampney
Business Administration
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS)
Cornell University

E-mail April

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

Nancy Lowenberg
Nancy Lowenberg

Nancy Lowenberg
Associate Director of Development
College of Life Sciences and Agriculture (COLSA) and Interdisciplinary Programs
University of New Hampshire

E-mail Nancy

Office: (603) 862-1680

Rudman Hall
Durham, NH 03824

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Sue McDonough

Susan McDonough
Assistant Vice President of Development
College of Life Sciences and Agriculture (COLSA) and Interdisciplinary Programs
University of New Hampshire

E-mail Sue

Office: (603) 862-4862

Rudman Hall
Durham, NH 03824

Sally Nelson
Sally Nelson

Sally Nelson
Administrative Coordinator
School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering (SMSOE)
University of New Hampshire

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
Business Administration
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS)
Cornell University

E-mail Theresa

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

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Donna Thibault
Business Service Center
Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space (EOS)
University of New Hampshire

E-mail Donna 

Office: (603) 862-3505

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


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