Staff

The Longleaf Alliance staff work across the range of the longleaf pine to advance longleaf ecosystem restoration and conservation. Our main office is located in Andalusia, Alabama at the Solon Dixon Forestry Education Center and the Gulf Coastal Plain Ecosystem Partnership Team is based in Milton, Florida, but we also have folks working out of Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina.

Lynnsey Basala

Vice President for Development

David Padgett

Vice President for Business

Ad Platt

Vice President for Operations

Ryan Bollinger

Regional Initiatives Director & LIT Consul

Vernon Compton

Gulf Coastal Plain Ecosystem Partnership (GCPEP) Director

Lisa Lord

Conservation Programs Director

Charlie Abeles

Wildlife Biologist

Jacob Barrett

Technical Assistance & Training Specialist

Karen Zilliox Brown

Resource Specialist

Kameron Burgess

Biological Restoration Technician

Sarah Crate

Outreach Communications Coordinator

Samantha Dillon

Wildlife Biologist

Susan French

Restoration Coordinator

Jennie Haskell

Coastal Partnerships Coordinator

Abe Huang

Biological Restoration Technician

Julianne Jones

Biological Restoration Technician

Wendy Ledbetter

Fort Stewart/Altamaha Partnership Coordinator

Joel Lett

Invasive Species Technician

Jasmine Little

Natural Resource Technician I

Emma McKee

Invasive Species Coordinator

Kay Nail

Accounting Specialist

Alan Patterson

Natural Resource Technician I

Cody Pope

Western Technical Assistance & Training Specialist

Kaiden Spurlock

Natural Resource Supervisor

Simon Ward

Natural Resource Technician I

Haley Welshoff

Biological Restoration Team Lead

Casey White

Administrative Assistant