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South Texas Natives supports a talented team of research staff, support staff, student workers, and graduate students. Each team member is crucial to carry out the many tasks associated with making STN a successful project. Click here to meet the team members of STN.


Dan L Duncan Endowed Director of South Texas Natives and Texas Native Seeds
Program Director
Assistant Director - Central Texas
Assistant Director - South Texas
Habitat Restoration
Assistant Director - Coastal Prairies
Assistant Director - Midland
Research Associate
Associate Director
Assistant Director West Texas - Alpine
Assistant Director - East Texas

Advisory Group

The Advisory Group is made up of 26 members who provide guidance to the South Texas Natives project. Each member attends annual meetings and engages others in supporting the South Texas Natives project.

Katharine Armstrong Love - Austin, TX
Will S. Harte – Encinal, TX

Group members
René R. Barrientos - San Antonio, TX
Lee M. Bass - Fort Worth, TX
Guillermo Benavides - Laredo, TX
Kirby Brown - San Antonio, TX
Tina Buford - Brownsville, TX
Gus T. Canales - Premont, TX
Jack & Jan Cato - Houston, TX
Scott Cone - Houston, TX
Dave DeLaney - Kingsville, TX
Joseph B.C. Fitzsimons - San Antonio, TX
Caroline Alexander Forgason - San Antonio, TX
Regan Kimberlin Gammon - Austin, TX
Emory Alexander Hamilton - San Antonio, TX
George "Tim" C. & Karen Hixon - San Antonio, TX
A.C. "Dick" Jones,IV - Corpus Christi, TX
David Winfield Killam - Laredo, TX
Kenneth E. Leonard - San Antonio, TX
Dennis K. Markwardt - Austin, TX
A.M. "Al" Sandoval - Kingsville, TX
Julie Kelleher Stacy - San Antonio, TX
Ellen C. Temple - Lufkin, TX
Scott Urice - Laredo, TX
Lou Womack - San Antonio, TX


Technical Committee

The Technical Committee is made up of 23 members and provides technical and scientific guidance to the South Texas Natives project. The members meet annually to receive updates and discuss the project's progress and project goals.            

Nick Bamert, Bamert Seed Company
Marc Bartoskewitz, Cook Canyon Ranch
Verl Cash, King Ranch, Inc.
Keven Currie, Nueces Ranch
Donnie Draeger, Comanche Ranch
Lynne Drawe, Rob & Bessie Welder Wildlife Foundation (Retired)
Jim Everitt, Ph.D., USDA Agricultural Research Service
Tim E. Fulbright, Ph.D,. Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute
Vivian Garcia, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Mike Hehman, Hixon Ranch
Jason Hohlt, USDA-NRCS
John Kalmbach, New Earth Soils & Compost
Daniel Kunz, Texas Parks & Wildlife Department
John Lloyd-Reilley, E. “Kika” de la Garza Plant Materials Center
David Mahler, Environmental Survey, Inc.
Paula D. Maywald, Land Steward Consultants, LLC
Dale Murden, Rio Farms, Inc.
Steve Prather, Texas Department of Transportation
Sandra Ridout-Hanzak, Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute
Jimmy Rutledge, Bass Ranches
Robert Sanders, TTL Temple Foundation
Darcy Turner, Turner Seed Company
Keith Walters, Pogue Agri-Partners
Dean Williams, Douglas King Seed Company                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

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