Karen Swaim – Senior/Principal Wildlife Biologist
Karen Swaim has over twenty years of experience as a professional herpetologist. She earned a Master’s Degree in Biology at California State University, Hayward where her thesis research focused on field studies of the state threatened Alameda whipsnake. Ms. Swaim currently holds recovery permits for the San Francisco garter snake, giant garter snake, California tiger salamander, California red-legged frog, and Alameda whipsnake.
Chris Swaim – GIS Specialist
With over 11 years of professional experience using GIS technology, Chris Swaim is the GIS Manager and a field biologist at SBI. He manages and maintains GIS data for all biological trapping surveys and wildlife habitat mapping projects for special status species.
Jeff Mitchell – Principal/Wildlife Biologist
Jeff Mitchell holds a bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Management from the State University of New York and is currently pursuing an M.A. in Resource Management and Environmental Planning at San Francisco State University. His thesis is on the distrbution of chytrid fungus on California red-legged frogs in the Bay Area. Mr. Mitchell holds state and federal permits to take California red-legged frogs and California tiger salamander.
Eric Britt – Research Associate
Cole Paris – Wildlife Biologist
Natasha Dvorak – Wildlife Biologist
Ryan Byrnes – Wildlife Biologist
Ricka Stoelting – Research Associate
Zach Leisz – Wildlife Biologist
Ashley Estacio – Wildlife Biologist
Will Bauer – Wildlife Biologist
Spencer McLintock – Wildlife Biologist
Glenn Woodruff – Wildlife Biologist
Will McCall – Wildlife Biologist
Haley Mirts – Wildlife Biologist
Hailey Pexton – Wildlife Biologist