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Secretary’s Message — December 2021

Honoring our Past, Preserving our Future

Employee Appreciation celebration at Harriet Tubman State Park. Photo by Stephen Badger, Maryland Department of Natural Resources

December is a great time to reflect on the year’s accomplishments, so I decided to dedicate this month’s message to our amazing partners, volunteers, and staff who make our accomplishments possible. 

Earlier this year, I was pleased to host Employee Appreciation celebrations at various state park locations throughout the state. This offered us an opportunity to formally honor our team of dedicated staff and celebrate milestone anniversaries in their years of service to the State of Maryland and DNR. 

These invaluable employees have provided 10, 20, 30, and even 40 years of service. Their depth of knowledge and dedication helps us excel at our mission and makes our state a better place.

Please join me in congratulating the following individuals:

10 years of service

  • John Anderson
  • Teresa Bundick
  • Meghan Cadden
  • Lance Carroll
  • Christopher Cary
  • Candice Collison
  • Aaron Cook
  • Curtis Dale
  • Brenda Fornos
  • Adam Franklin
  • Elena Gilroy
  • Jesse Gipe
  • Christopher Gleason-Smuck
  • Christopher Grieco
  • Justin Humberson
  • Steven Hunter
  • Matthew Hurd
  • Christopher Jones
  • Antonio Junta
  • Martin Kaetzel
  • Jennifer Landry
  • Michael Marozza
  • Daniel Mason
  • Derek McFarland
  • Katherine Messer
  • Kenneth Miller
  • Alyssa Myers
  • Melissa Nash
  • Eric Null
  • Alexis Park 
  • Angela Pease
  • Armand Percoriello
  • Jeanne Pollard
  • James Ramsburg
  • Ashlee Reinke
  • Tamika Rose
  • Ronald Ruse
  • Robert Study
  • James Seward
  • Andrew Shaw
  • Patrick Shockney
  • Adam Stachowiak
  • David Wallenbergi
  • Coreen Weilminster
  • Michele White
  • David Wilkinson
  • Alan Zlotkowski

15 years  of service

  • Joseph Abe
  • Daniel Akwo
  • Caroline Asher
  • Maureen Balan
  • Robert Bailey
  • Dionne Bell
  • Hilary Bell
  • Michael Burditt
  • Katherine Charbonneau
  • Jennifer Cashell
  • Karen DeStefano
  • Christopher Driscoll
  • Matthew Corbin
  • Shenika Dyson
  • Lisa Eutsler
  • Shannon Farnschlader
  • Rob Feldt
  • Andrew Felsecker
  • Holli Francisconi
  • Edward Frost
  • Richard Hess
  • Murray Hunt
  • Mary Ironside
  • Christina Jarvis
  • Lori Jenkins
  • Georgia Johnson
  • Michael Johnson
  • Donna Jones-Regan
  • Sasha Land
  • David Leithren
  • Daniel Lewis
  • Catherine McCall
  • Gregory McCarthy
  • Joshua McGinnis
  • Robert McVicker
  • Betty Mellott
  • Jesse Morgan
  • Brian Miller
  • Donnie Oates
  • Roland Powell
  • Sara Rinta
  • Robin Roland
  • Gregory Romanoski
  • Philip Rooney
  • Andrew Staley
  • Jennifer Thomas
  • James Tosten
  • Jamie Tyler
  • Ann Watts
  • Lisa Whitacre
  • Sarah Widman
  • Amanda Wilson
  • Franklin Wright
  • William Yates
  • Rachel Zimmerman

20 years of service

  • Frederick Banks
  • Li Lan Carson
  • John Chatham
  • Tiffany Connor 
  • Neal Dziepak
  • Ronald Gilroy
  • Andrew Hangen
  • Tina Hurley
  • Missy Kelly
  • Jay Kilian
  • Dawn Letts
  • Debra McKay
  • Scott Simmons
  • Natasha Stewart
  • James Thompson
  • Tina Williams

25 years of service

  • John Braskey
  • Anthony Burrows
  • Lori Byrne
  • William Cavey
  • Rob Dyke
  • Lynn Fegley
  • Christopher Frye
  • Paul Genovese
  • Renee Karrh
  • Franklin Landon
  • Tim Larney
  • Kenneth Layman
  • Charles Mazurek
  • Tracy Sweeney
  • Harry Spiker
  • Mark Spurrier
  • Catherine Wazniak

30 years  of service

  • Michael Beckwith
  • Timothy Fabian
  • Mark Harman
  • Huiyee Harrison
  • Roland Limpert
  • Dana Limpert
  • Paul Petzrick
  • Steven Muse
  • Eric Savage
  • Marcus Wilson

35 years of service

  • Amy Bell
  • Eugene Broadwater
  • Lynn Davidson
  • Lenora Dennis 
  • Donna Eveland
  • Laura Fabian
  • Jesse Kowall
  • Margie Maccubbin
  • Carol McCollough
  • Stanley Pratt
  • Sandra Radcliff
  • Santa Scott-Waller
  • Melanie Sconion
  • Helen Stewart

40 years of service

  • Laymon Myers 
  • Elias Tsismanakis

On behalf of our entire DNR team, we wish you a joyful holiday season and a Happy New Year! We also invite you to join us for an annual New Year’s Day tradition – our First Day Hikes. I look forward to seeing you outdoors as we enjoy Maryland’s spectacular and diverse public lands throughout the year.

Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio is Secretary of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.


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