State & Federal Contacts

For more information about AIM and the AIM regulations found on this website, contact the relevant state or federal agency using the information below or try your local Sea Grant office.

State Contacts

Please select the first letter of the state you wish to find:

State Contact Title Organization Phone Email
ALSteven J. Rider Aquatic Resources CoordinatorAlabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division334-844-4000steve.rider@dcnr.alabama.gov
AKTammy J. DavisInvasive Species Program LeadAlaska Department of Fish and Game907-465-6183tammy.davis@alaska.gov
AZTom McMahonInvasive Species CoordinatorArizona Game and Fish Department623-236-7271TMcMahon@azgfd.gov
ARBrian WagnerNongame Aquatics Biologist Arkansas Game and Fish Commission877-847-2690 x23bkwagner@agfc.state.ar.us
CAMartha VolkoffSenior Environmental ScientistCalifornia Department of Fish and Game916-651-8658Martha.Volkoff@wildlife.ca.gov
COElizabeth BrownInvasive Species CoordinatorColorado Division Wildlife303-291-7362elizabeth.brown@state.co.us
CTWilliam HyattDirector of Inland FisheriesConnecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection860-424-3474William.Hyatt@po.state.ct.us
DECathy MartinFisheries BiologistDelaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control302-735-8658Catherine.martin@state.de.us
FLKristen SommersExotic Species Coordination Section LeaderFlorida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission850-617-9504Kristen.Sommers@MyFWC.com
GATim BonvechioFisheries BiologistGeorgia Department of Natural Resources912-285-6484Tim.Bonvechio@dnr.state.ga.us
HISonia GorgulaBallast Water/Hull Fouling CoordinatorHawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources808-587-2275sonia.gorgula@hawaii.gov
IDLloyd Knight AdministratorIdaho State Department of Agriculture208-332-8664lloyd.knight@agri.idaho.gov
ILKevin Irons Aquaculture and ANS Program ManagerIllinois Department of Natural Resources217-557-0719kevin.irons@illinois.gov
INEric FischerAIS CoordinatorIndiana Department of Natural Resources317-234-3883efischer@dnr.in.gov
IAKim BogenschutzAquatic Invasive Species Program CoordinatorIowa Department of Natural Resources515-432-2823 x103Kim.Bogenschutz@dnr.iowa.gov
KSJessica HowellANS CoordinatorKansas Deptartment of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism620-342-0658jason.goeckler@ksoutdoors.com
KYRon BrooksFisheries Division DirectorKentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources620-342-0658jessica.howell@ksoutdoors.com
LARobert BourgeoisAquatic Invasive Species Council Contact/BiologistLouisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries225-765-0765rbourgeois@wlf.la.gov
MEJohn McPhedranBiologistMaine Department of Environmental Protection207-215-9863John.McPhedran@maine.gov
MDJonathan McKnightNatural Heritage Program Associate DirectorMaryland Department of Natural Resources 410-260-8572jmcknight@dnr.state.md.us
MAJan P. SmithCoastal Habitat and Water Quality ManagerMassachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management617-626-1231jan.smith@state.ma.us
MISarah LeSageAquatic BiologistMichigan Department of Environmental Quality517-284-5472lesages@michigan.gov
MNLuke SkinnerDeputy DirectorMinnesota Department of Natural Resources651-259-5650luke.skinner@state.mn.us
MSDennis RieckeFisheries Bureau CAP CoordinatorMississippi Department Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks601-432-2207dennisr@mdwfp.state.ms.us
MOTim BanekInvasive Species CoordinatorMissouri Department of Conservation573-522-4115 x3371Tim.Banek@mdc.mo.gov
MTAllison BegleyAquatic Invasive Species CoordinatorMontana Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks406-444-1267abegley@mt.gov
NEAllison ZachInvasive Species Project CoordinatorUniversity of Nebraska - Lincoln406-472-3133azach3@unl.edu
NVKaren VargasAIS CoordinatorNevada Department of Wildlife775-688-1523kvargas@ndow.org
NHScott DeckerInland Fisheries Program SupervisorNew Hampshire Fish and Game Department603-271-2491Scott.Decker@wildlife.nh.gov
NJLisa BarnoChief of Freshwater Fisheries New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife609-292-8642Lisa.barno@dep.state.nj.us
NMJames DominguezAIS CoordinatorNew Mexico Department of Game and Fish505-476-8163James.Dominguez@state.nm.us
NYDavid AdamsCoordinator in the Office of Invasive SpeciesNew York Department of Environmental Conservation518-402-9149djadams@gw.dec.state.ny.us
NCKevin HartFisheries Resource SpecialistNorth Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries252-948-3878kevin.hart@ncdenr.gov
NDFred RyckmanANS CoordinatorNorth Dakota Game and Fish Department701-770-0920fryckman@nd.gov
OHJohn NavarroProgram AdministratorOhio Department of Natural Resources614-265-6346john.navarro@dnr.state.oh.us
OKCurtis TackettFisheries BiologistOklahoma Department of Wildlife and Conservation405-521-4623ctackett@odwc.state.ok.us
ORRick BoatnerInvasive Species CoordinatorOregon Department of Fish and Wildlife503-947-6308rick.j.boatner@state.or.us
PAJim GrazioGreat Lakes BiologistPennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection814-217-9636Jagrazio@state.pa.us
RIChristopher DeacutisSupervising Environmental ScientistRhode Island Department of Environmental Management401-423-1939deacutis@gso.uri.edu
SCPeter Kingsley-SmithAssociate Marine ScientistSouth Carolina Department of Natural Resources843-953-9840kingsleysmithp@dnr.sc.gov
SDMike SmithANS CoordinatorSouth Dakota Department of Game, Fish, and Parks605-773-7706MikeJo.Smith@state.sd.us
TNDavid RoddyANS CoordinatorTennessee Wildlife Resources Agency615-781-6570david.roddy@tn.gov
TXEarl ChiltonAquatic Habitat Enhancement Program DirectorTexas Parks and Wildlife Department512-389-4652earl.chilton@tpwd.state.tx.us
UTJordan NielsonAquatic Invasive Species CoordinatorUtah Division of Wildlife Resources801-850-1221jordannielson@utah.gov
VTAnn BoveInvasive Species Specialist Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation802-490-6120ann.bove@state.vt.us
VARay FernaldManager at Environmental Programs at Virginia Department of Game and Inland FisheriesVirginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries804-367-0909ray.fernald@dgif.virginia.gov
WAAllen PleusAIS CoordinatorWashington Department of Fish and Wildlife360-902-2724Allen.Pleus@dfw.wa.gov
WVBret PrestonFisheries ManagementWest Virginia Division of Natural Resources304-558-2771bret.a.preston@wv.gov
WIRobert WakemanLakes and Wetlands Section ChiefWisconsin Department of Natural Resources262-574-2149Wakeman@Wisconsin.gov
WYBeth BearAIS CoordinatorWyoming Game and Fish Department307-745-5180 x256Beth.Bear@wgf.state.wy.us

Federal Contacts

Region States Included Contact Title Organization Phone Email
Pacific HI, ID, OR, WA, Pacific IslandsRobyn DraheimAssistant Regional AIS CoordinatorU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service503-736-4722robyn_draheim@fws.gov
Southwest AZ, NM, TX, OKDavid BrittonRegional AIS CoordinatorU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service817-272-3714david_britton@fws.gov
Great Lakes-Big Rivers IA, IN, OH, MI, MN, MO, WIMichael HoffRegional AIS CoordinatorU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service612-713-5114michael_hoff@fws.gov
Southeast AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TNChester R. Fifiel Jr.Acting Regional AIS CoordinatorU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service706-655-3382 x1244chester_figiel@fws.gov
Northeast CT, DE, ME, MD, MA, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT, VA, WVSandra KeppnerRegional AIS CoordinatorU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service585-948-5445sandra_keppner@fws.gov
Mountain-Prairie CO, KS, MT, ND, NE, SD, UT, WYJoanne GradyRegional AIS CoordinatorU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service303-236-4519joanne_grady@fws.gov
Alaska AlaskaCecil RichRegional AIS CoordinatorU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service907-786-3510cecil_rich@fws.gov
Pacific Southwest CA, NVRonald SmithRegional AIS CoordinatorU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service209-334-2968 x321ronald_smith@fws.gov
Nationwide Craig MartinBranch Chief of Aquatic Invasive SpeciesU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service703-358-1923craig_martin@fws.gov
Nationwide Jason GoldbergFish and Wildlife BiologistU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service703-358-1866jason_goldberg@fws.gov
Nationwide Susan Jewel Fish and Wildlife BiologistU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service703-358-2416susan_jewel@fws.gov
Nationwide Don MacLeanFish and Wildlife BiologistU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service703-358-2108don_maclean@fws.gov
Nationwide Laura NorcuttFish and Wildlife BiologistU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service703-358-2398laura_norcutt@fws.gov