Communications

The Communications Division manages TPWD’s internal and external communication, marketing, education and outreach. The division's primary responsibility is to increase awareness of the importance of conserving the natural and cultural resources of Texas, increase participation in outdoor recreational activities and encourage safe, legal and ethical behavior among resource users.

Through a wide range of media products and marketing efforts, the Division drives traffic to the agency's revenue-producing products including hunting and fishing licenses, state park visitation and other special programs and events. Communications products include TPWD Websites, social media platforms, mobile apps, Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine, a weekly PBS television series, the Passport to Texas daily radio program, a video news report program, plus a wide range of internal and external public information items. The division also provides the state's mandatory boater and hunter education programs, conservation education initiatives, and urban outreach programs.

 


Headquarters Location

4200 Smith School Road
Austin, TX 78744

Director's Office

Josh Havens
Director of Communications
(512) 389-4557

Tom Harvey
Deputy Director of Communications
(512) 389-4453

 


Headquarters Staff

Press Office

  • Steve Lightfoot
    TPWD Press Office Manager
    (512) 389-4701
  • Aubry Buzek
    TPWD Press Officer
    (512) 389-8046
  • Stephanie Salinas
    TPWD Press Officer
    (512) 389-8756

Media Productions

  • Bruce Biermann
    Media Productions Manager
    (512) 389-4608
  • Don Cash
    PBS Television Series
    (512) 389-4792
  • Cecilia Nasti
    Passport to Texas Radio Show
    (512) 389-4667

Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine

  • Randy Brudnicki
    TPW Magazine Publisher
    (512) 389-8464
  • Louie Bond
    TPW Magazine Editor
    (512) 389-8706
  • Russell Roe
    TPW Magazine Managing Editor
    (512) 389-8053
  • Traci Anderson
    TPW Magazine Customer Service
    (512) 389-8724

Marketing

  • Darcy Bontempo
    Marketing Manager
    (512) 389-4574
  • Carly Montez
    Email Communications
    (512) 389-4794
  • Janis Johnson
    Conservation License Plate Program
    (512) 389-8670
  • Shelly Plante
    Nature Tourism and Paddling and Birding Classic
    (512) 389-4500
  • Kelly Dziekan
    Research Analyst/Database Specialist
    (512) 389-8525
  • Eddie McKenna
    Hispanic Marketing and Communications
    (512) 389-8696

Creative & Interactive Services

  • Tim Peterson
    Creative & Interactive Services Manager
    (512) 389-4567
  • Sonia Yeck
    Publications and Graphic Design
    (512) 389-4334
  • Beth Sample
    Project Management
    (512) 389-8570
  • Susan Loomis
    Convenience Copiers
    (512) 389-4447
  • Debbie Muñoz
    Print and Copy Outsourcing
    (512) 389-4968
  • Chase Fountain
    Photography
    (512) 389-4475

Outreach & Education

  • Johnnie Smith
    Interim Outreach & Education Manager
    (512) 389-8060
  • Karen Marks
    Aquatic and Angler Education
    (512) 389-4732
  • Lacey Estus
    Outreach Events & Diversity Engagement
    (512) 389-4361
  • Heidi Rao
    Becoming an Outdoors Woman
    (281) 534-0126
  • Robert Ramirez
    Outreach Events, Equipment, and Training Supplies
    (512) 389-4528
  • Steve Hall
    Hunter Education
    (512) 389-8140
  • Tim Spice
    Boater Education
    (512) 389-8141