Natural Resources

Efficiently and responsibly managing and protecting our water and land resources for the sustainability, health, safety, and economic benefit of the State of Arkansas

Employee Directory

Natural Resources Division Organizational Chart 2022

Administrative Section

Chris Colclasure
Director
501 682-3961
Email Chris Colclasure
April Harris
Administrative Analyst
(501) 682-3986
Email April Harris
Ryan Benefield P.E.
Deputy Director
501 682-3962
Email Ryan Benefield P.E.
Chris Kelley
GIS Analyst
501 682-3976
Email Chris Kelley
Robert Claxton
Computer Support Coordinator
501 682-4963
Email Robert Claxton
Gaylon Stanfield
Computer Support Specialist
501 682-3988
Email Gaylon Stanfield
Katie Mann
Ecologist Coordinator
501 682-3979
Email Katie Mann

Conservation Section

Megan Perkins
Conservation Program Coordinator
501 682- 3968
Email Megan Perkins
Jack Clark
Land Resource Specialist
479 871-6135
Email Jack Clark
Tim Hockenberry
Land Resource Specialist
479 871-6136
Email Tim Hockenberry
Monica Hancock
Land Resource Specialist
479 250-7444
Email Monica Hancock
Bob Fowler
Environmental Program Coordinator
501-683-0577
Email Bob Fowler
Mary Elizabeth Lea
Agricultural Program Manager
(501) 682-3953
Email Mary Elizabeth Lea
Nick Richardson
Environmental Program Coordinator
501 231-0458
Email Nicholas Richardson
Andrew Gibbons
Land Resource Specialist
501 804-2135
Email Andrew Gibbons

Water Resources Development Section

Debby Dickson
Water Development Section Manager
501 682-0548
Email Debra Dickson
Darla Brooks
Audit Coordinator
501 682-3977
Email Darla Brooks
Matthew J. Brooks, P.E.
Engineer Supervisor
501 682-3934
Email Matthew J. Brooks, P.E.
Alan Johnson
Engineer
501 682-3974
Email Alan Johnson
Randolph Polk
Engineer
501 682-3973
Email Randolph Polk
Shelly Ballard
Rural Const Grant/Financial Officer
501 682-3925
Email Shelly Ballard
Dewania Coleman-Jones
Program Fiscal Manager
501 682-3926
Email Dewania Coleman-Jones
Joyce Silverman
Rural Const Grant/Financial Officer
501 682-0552
Email Joyce Silverman
Keith Sanders
Program Coordinator
501 682-0554
Email Keith Sanders
Vacant
Rural Const Grant/Financial Officer
501 682-3086
Email
Vacant
Rural Const Grant/Financial Officer
501 682-3978
Email
Martha Washington
Rural Const Grant/Financial Officer
501 682-6948
Email Martha Washington
Gary Speas
Engineer
501 682-0555
Email Gary Speas
Vacant
Rural Const Grant/Financial Officer
501 682-0545
Email
Josh Burns
Engineer
501 682-3916
Email Josh Burns

Alyce Briley
Administrative Assistant III
501 683-0109
Email Alyce Briley

Chris James
SRF Accounting Program Coordinator
501 682-3921
Email Chris James

Leah Johannes
Program Fiscal Manager
501 682-0549
Email Leah Johannes
Bob Hunt
Finance Program Coordinator
501-682-0550
Email Bob Hunt

Vacant
Engineer P.E.
501 682-3949
Email

Vacant
Program Outreach Coordinator
501 682-0547
Email:

Water Resources Management Section

Ryan Benefield P.E.
Water Resources Division Manager
501 682-3962
Email Ryan Benefield P.E.

WMD - Dam Safety/Floodplain Section

Whit Montague
Engineer Supervisor
501 682-3969
Email Whit Montague
Toni Brown
Program Coordinator
501-682-3982
Email Toni Brown
Vacant
Engineer
501 682-5219
Email
Zofia Higginbotham
Mitigation Grants
501 682-3958
Email Zophia Higginbotham
Vacant
Grants Analyst
501 683-1994
Email

Shawn Jackson
NFIP Coordinator/
State Climatologist
501 682-3959
Email Shawn Jackson
Debbie Davis
Administrative Assistant
501 682-3830
Email Debbie Davis

WMD - Groundwater Protection/Management Section

Blake Forrest
Geology Supervisor
501 682-3904
Email Blake Forrest
Jacob Harvey
Construction Inspector
501 682-3937
Email Jacob Harvey
Jackie Broach
Administrative Analyst
501 682-3900
Email Jackie Broach
Vacant
Environmental Program Coordinator
501 682-1697
Email
Christy Steward
Engineer Technician
501 682-1697
Email Christy Steward
Corbin Cannon
Professional Geologist
501 682-3983
Email Corbin Cannon
Mike Guess
Statistician
501 682-3966
Email Mike Guess

WMD - Nonpoint Source Pollution Management Section

Tate Wentz
Water Quality Section Manager
501 682-3914
Email Tate Wentz
Allen Brown
Environmental Program Coordinator
501 682-3902
Email Allen Brown
Savannah Howell
Cost Share Program Coordinator
501 682-3956
Email Savannah Howell
Kevin McGaughey
Program Coordinator
501 682-3908
Email Kevin McGaughey
Sarah Weems
Agri Program Specialist
501 682-3917
Email Sarah Weems

Sue Filat-Alami
Riparian Tax Credit Coordinator
501 682-3909
Email Sue Filat-Alami
Laura Brown
Administrative Specialist III
501 682-3985
Email Laura Brown

WMD - State Water Planning Section

Vacant
Engineer Supervisor
501 682-3980
Email
Josh Burns
State Water Compliance Engineer
501 682-3916
Email Josh Burns
Vacant
Program Coordinator
Phone
Email
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Contact Us
1 Natural Resources Dr.
Little Rock, AR
72205
Email
(501) 225-1598