Staff

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 20 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.

Natasha Dvorak – Project Manager / Wildlife Biologist

Ryan Byrnes – Project Manager / Wildlife Biologist

Eric Britt – Research Associate

Bridget Sousa – Senior Wildlife Biologist

Leslie Koenig – Senior Wildlife Biologist

Cole Paris – Wildlife Biologist

Ashley Estacio – Wildlife Biologist

Glenn Woodruff – Wildlife Biologist

Will McCall – Wildlife Biologist

Nathaniel Moy – Wildlife Biologist

Joie de Leon – Wildlife Biologist

Jessica Gonzalez – Wildlife Biologist

Dalal Asfour – Bookkeeper / Office Manager

Ben Dudek – Wildlife Biologist

Elizabeth Armistead – Wildlife Biologist

Victoria Brunal – Wildlife Biologist

Kathleen Grady – Wildlife Biologist

Rebecca Peterson – Wildlife Biologist