Instructors & Contributing Experts

NATA workshops are led by expert instructors who donate their time to share their extensive knowledge and experiences. The depth of knowledge of our instructors, their enthusiasm for conservation work, and their skills in sharing information with others are key components to the effectiveness of the NATA training program

 

We gratefully acknowledge the contributions of this year's 31 instructors from 13 different government, university, non-profit, and private entities that generously offered their time, knowledge and expertise to improving natural areas management in Florida.

 

Below are some of the contributing experts that serve as lead instructors for our core certificate courses:

Michael Andreu

Associate Professor & Extension Specialist - University of Florida School of Forest Resources and Conservation

Workshops taught: Conservation Site Assessment & Planning

Michael Andreu

Dana Bryan

Environmental Policy Coordinator - Florida Park Service

Workshops Taught: Working Across Boundaries to Protect Ecosystems

Dana Bryan

Rafael Montalvo

Associate Director - Florida Conflict Resolution Consortium

Workshops Taught: Working Across Boundaries to Protect Ecosystems

Rafael Montalvo

Holly Ober

Associate Professor & Wildlife Extension Specialist - University of Florida NFREC

Workshops Taught: Conservation Site Assessment & Planning, Managing for Diversity Across Florida's Unique Landscapes

Holly Ober

Nels Parson

Recreation Land Manager - St. Johns River Water Management District

Workshops Taught: Managing Visitors & Volunteers in Natural Areas

Nels Parson

Zach Prusak

Florida Fire Manager - The Nature Conservancy

Workshops Taught: S130/190 Basic Wildland Firefighter Training, Managing for Diversity Across Florida's Unique Landscapes

Zach Prusak

Kristina Serbesoff-King

Associate Director of Conservation - The Nature Conservancy

Workshops Taught: Managing for Diversity Across Florida's Unique Landscapes

Kristina Serbesoff-King

Deborah Shelley

Aquatic Preserve Manager - Wekiva River/St. Johns/Tomoka Marsh Aquatic Preserves

Workshops Taught: Working Across Boundaries to Protect Ecosystems

Deborah Shelly

Taylor Stein

Associate Professor - University of Florida School of Forest Resources and Conservation

Workshops Taught: Managing Visitors & Volunteers in Natural Areas

Taylor Stein

Parker Titus

Northeast Florida Fire and Land Manager Specialist - The Nature Conservancy

Workshops Taught: Conservation Site Assessment & Planning, S130/190 Basic Wildland Firefighter Training

Parker Titus