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Wildlife and Fisheries Specialists

Dr. Jim Cathey

Dr.  James Cathey

Associate Department Head and Program Leader
Associate Professor and Wildlife Specialist
111B Nagle Hall
2258 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-2258
Office: 979-845-7370
E-Mail / Blog

Dr. Michael P. Masser

Department Head
210 Nagle Hall
2258 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-2258 / Bio

 Todd Sink

Dr. Todd Sink

Assistant Professor & Fisheries Specialist
319 Nagle Hall
2258 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-2258

Dr. Billy Higginbotham

Professor and Extension Wildlife & Fisheries Specialist @ Overton
PO Box 38
Overton,TX 75684
Office: 903-834-6191


Dr. John Tomecek

Assistant Professor & Extension Wildlife Specialist @ San Angelo
7887 US Hwy 87 N.
San Angelo,TX 76901
325-653-4576 Ext. 211

Dr. Dale Rollins

State Quail Decline Coordinator
7887 Hwy 87 N
San Angelo, TX 76901


Extension Wildlife Specialist III @ Amarillo
Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center
6500 Amarillo Blvd. W.
Amarillo,TX 79106
Office: 806-677-5600


Peter Woods

Extension Program Specialist II @ Bay City
Texas AgriLife Extension Center
2200 7th St.
Bay City,TX 77414
Phone: 979-245-4100

Extension Staff

Sylvia Ware

Sylvia Ware

Administrative Assistant
111 Nagle Hall
2258 TAMU
College Station,TX 77843-2258


Denise Harmel-Garza

Extension Associate
111 Nagle Hall
2258 TAMU
Phone: 979-845-4865


Josh Helcel

Extension Associate
Gatesville, TX

Mary Pearl Meuth

Mary Pearl Meuth

Extension Associate
Texas Master Naturalist Program
102 Nagle Hall
Phone: 979-845-7294

Amanda Gobeli

Extension Associate
7887 US Hwy 87 North
San Angelo, TX 76901


Current Wildlife and Fisheries Extension Unit Student Interns

James Cash James Cash
James is a junior Wildlife and Fisheries Science Major from Georgetown, Texas. He is the current Vice President of the Texas A&M Student Chapter of The Wildlife Society. James works on Extension blog articles, publications, videos, webpages, and smartphone apps that educate the public on wildlife management. He also volunteers with the US Army Corps of Engineers and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
 ColePayneHeadshot Cole Payne
Cole is a junior Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences major from Lorena, Texas.  He is the current Publicity Chair for the Texas A&M Student Chapter of the Wildlife Society and also serves as a counselor for Texas A&M’s Fish Camp, and has been involved with the Texas Brigades for many years. Cole works on Extension publications, videos, curricula, and social media outreach.
Krista Ruppert

Krista is a senior Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences major and Music minor from Kingwood, Texas. She is the current General Workers officer for AggieCon and is an active member of Cepheid Variable. She also plays bass clarinet in the Texas A&M Symphonic Band. Krista primarily works on blog articles, infographics, and social media outreach in the Wildlife & Fisheries Extension office.

 IMG_6485 Ashley Steinbach
Ashley Steinbach is a junior Nutritional Science major from Smithville, Texas. She is the current Historian for Texas Runners against Cancer, a Small Group Leader for Future Aggie Physician Assistants and an active member of Phi Eta Sigma. Ashley works with the Texas Master Naturalist Program, including curriculum updates, annual meeting preparation, and other tasks as needed.


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