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Lake Thoreau Environmental Center

LT Environmental Advisory Board

Established Fall 2016, The Center’s Advisory Board brings expertise in environmental education, ecological research, land management, community outreach, and financial planning to the development of the LTEC.  The Board works with the Center Director to review programs for relevance, cost effectiveness, and sustainability and to recommend new initiatives that enhance Center distinction.   


John Adamczyk

Research Leader

USDA Southern Horticultural Research Lab

Poplarville, MS


Don Mattocks

Director of Sales and Marketing

Hood Industries

Hattiesburg, MS


Mark Anderson

Consultant Forester

Hattiesburg, MS


Frank Moore, Chair

Biological Sciences Emeritus

University of Southern Mississippi

Hattiesburg, MS


Sara Bayley

Testing Services & Quality Leader

Mississippi Polymer Institute

Hattiesburg, MS


Ashley Norton


Lamar County Park Partners

Hattiesburg, MS


Samuel Clardy

Marine Education Center

Gulf Coast Research Laboratory

Ocean Springs, MS


Glenna Rasco

Gifted Student Educator

Sumrall Middle School

Sumrall, MS


Julie Cwikla

Director of Creativity & Innovation in STEM

Office of Research

University of Southern Mississippi

Ocean Springs MS


Matt Roland



Sumrall, Mississippi


Mike Essary

Pine Belt Operations Manager


Hattiesburg, MS


William (Bill) Smith

College of Business Emeritus

University of Southern Mississippi

Hattiesburg, MS


Nkrumah Frazier

Sustainability Officer

City of Hattiesburg

Hattiesburg, MS


Aimee Thomas

Biological Sciences and Environmental Education

Loyola University

New Orleans, LA


Frank Heitmuller

Geography and Geology

University of Southern Mississippi

Hattiesburg, MS


Ex Officio

Mike Davis, LTEC Director

Biological Sciences

University of Southern Mississippi

Hattiesburg, MS