Staff Directory and Contact

Staff Directory and Contact

New Canal Lighthouse Museum & Education Center

8001 Lakeshore Drive New Orleans, LA 70124

Mailing Address (please send all correspondence to this address):
P.O. Box 6965
Metairie, LA 70009


New Canal Lighthouse

Main Line

Marketing, Membership, Facility Rentals and Gift Shop



Corporate Office - Pontchartrain Conservancy

Water Quality

Coast and Community

Media Inquiries









Available: 10am-4pm, Monday-Saturday



Metairie, LA

Available: 8am-4pm, Monday-Friday

Available: 8am-5pm, Monday-Thursday

Kendra Smith-Parks

Water Quality Department

Dr. Brady Skaggs

Dana Blowes

John O’Donnell

Ronny Carter

Justin Sumner

Eric Grimm

Shannon Tillison 

Water Quality Program Director

Water Quality Coordinator I

Water Quality Coordinator II

Wastewater Specialist 

Home Systems Inspector

Water Quality Technician

Water Quality Technology Coordinator - Americorps Member

Coast & Community Program

Dr. Michael Hopkins

(position vacant)

Owen Weller

Adam Songy

Tasia Denapolis

Dr. Eva Hillmann 

Alexandre Cowles

Noah Emerson


Coast & Community Program Director

Coast & Community Assistant Director

Coast & Community Wetland Ecologist  

Coast & Community Program Scientist 

Coast & Community Fisheries Biologist

Coast & Community Program Scientist

Coast & Community Program Hydrologist

Tree Nursery Manager - Americorps Member


Education, Development, Membership, and Events

(position vacant)

Kimberly Cooke

(position vacant)

(position vacant)

Dwight Williams

Kate Tannian

Michelle Robison

Brittney Rixner

Lighthouse Director

Education Coordinator

Development Director

Grant Writer & Special Projects Manager

Public Access Director

Visitor Services Manager

Lighthouse Assistant

Education Assistant - Americorps Member


Kristi Trail

Domenica Antonucci

Frank Martinez

Tanya Vidal

Phillip Hutchins

Theresa Nguyen

Ridgely Myers

Chris Barnett

Executive Director

Executive Assistant

Human Resource Director

Finance Director

Staff Accountant I

Staff Accountant II

Director of Operations  

Outreach Coordinator - Americorps Member