DCM’s IT Manager, Josh Shepherd, left the division at the end of February for a position with the N.C. Department of Agriculture. Josh has been with DCM since 1996.
Jon Giles, field representative in the Wilmington Office, left DCM in late December for a position with a private engineering firm.
Jill Fegley, Education Coordinator for the National Estuarine Research Reserve/Coastal Reserve program, is leaving DCM for a position as Director of Research and Planning for Craven Community College.
Carol Price has joined the Coastal Reserve staff in the Beaufort office. Carol started work on Nov. 16 and is working on our CICEET grant focusing on estuarine shoreline stabilization research and education. Carol earned a BS in Marine Science from the University of South Carolina and a MS in Fisheries from Clemson University. For the last 3.5 years she worked for the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission as the state’s Wildlife Action Plan Coordinator.
Kristen Hall will be joining DCM this summer as part of a paid summer internship through DENR’s REACH program. Kristen will be completing her bachelor’s degree in geology at N.C. State University in May and will start her Master’s program in geology at UNC-Wilmington this fall. Both of her degrees have and will focus on coastal geological processes. Kristen will be working in the Raleigh office with DCM staff member Jeff Warren on shoreline trend analysis to assist with DCM’s erosion rate update project. Jeff and Kristen also will be collaborating with DCM GIS specialist Ken Richardson in Morehead City.