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

Mischelle Diaz
Director of Communications
(512) 389-4557

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

 


Headquarters Staff

Press Office

  • TPWD News Team
    (512) 389-8030
  • Stephanie Garcia
    TPWD Press Officer
    (512) 389-8756

Media Productions

  • Don Cash
    PBS Television Series
    (512) 389-4792

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
  • Susan Frentz
    Project Management
    (512) 389-8570
  • Chase Fountain
    Photography
    (512) 389-4475

Outreach & Education

  • Johnnie Smith
    Outreach & Education Manager
    (512) 389-4362
  • Karen Marks
    Aquatic and Angler Education
    (512) 389-4732
  • 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
  • Vacant
    Boater Education
    (512) 389-8141