CRCL Staff

Steven Peyronnin
Executive Director
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Steven is the Executive Director of CRCL and has served our organization since 2003. A native of Baton Rouge, he received a BA in political science from the University of Mississippi in 1995. He is a member of America’s Energy Coast Ecosystem Vulnerability Task Force, a board member for both Restore America’s Estuaries and the Trust for Coastal Stewardship, and he serves on the Steering Committee of the Great Waters Coalition. Steven previously served on the Framework Development Team for the 2012 Louisiana Coastal Master Plan.

 

Kelly Messer
Director of Member Services
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Kelly joined the CRCL team in April 2007 and currently serves as Director of Member Services. Kelly has spent many summers fishing in Grand Isle, LA. She enjoys traveling, cooking and painting.

 

Amy Tyrrell
Operations Director

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A native of south Louisiana, Amy Tyrrell received a BA in Communications from Southeastern Louisiana University. After spending eight years working for nonprofits in Texas and Arkansas, Amy returned to her beloved Louisiana in 2008. Since that time she has served CRCL as Program Director and currently as Director of Operations. A history buff and amateur photographer, Amy enjoys spending her weekends touring and photographing the many historical homes and gardens of south Louisiana.

 

Hilary Collis
Restoration Program Director
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Hilary came to CRCL as the director of our Community-Based Restoration Program in January, 2011. Originally from Boise, ID, Hilary has been working on various coastal restoration programs across Louisiana since earning her master’s degree in oceanography & coastal studies from LSU in 2006. In her free time, Hilary prefers to spend time outdoors hiking, running, cycling, and fishing.

 

Charles "Chuck" Simmons
Development Director
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Chuck is a graduate of Mississippi College with a degree in Marketing. He was born in New Orleans and grew up in Jackson, MS. Chuck joined CRCL’s staff after retiring from a 30 year career with a large national organization, serving as an executive director for the last 14 years. Chuck loves Louisiana, particularly the coast, and enjoys fishing and golf. He is married to Janet and has four children and two grandchildren.

 
Carey Perry
Science Director
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Carey joined CRCL’s staff as Science Director in 2013. She has a diverse background in coastal and marine sciences and habitat restoration, including research experience in Florida, Louisiana, California, and Oregon, Caribbean and Pacific coastal regions of Costa Rica, mangrove and near-shore habitats in Melaque, Mexico, and coastal plant and coral communities in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. Ms. Perry received a Master of Science degree in Oceanography and Coastal Sciences from Louisiana State University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Science from Eckerd College.

 

Corey Miller
Stakeholder Engagement Coordinator
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A native of the New Orleans area and an LSU alum, Corey received his Masters in Sociology from the University of New Orleans through a research assistantship with the Center for Hazards Assessment, Response and Technology (CHART). His passion for both nature and human interaction has fittingly landed him in the position of Stakeholder Engagement Coordinator, where he spends much of his time interacting with coastal citizens, learning their concerns and needs. Corey enjoys any free time spent outdoors, especially on the water. Athletically, he claims to be the unofficial poster child for the sport of miniature golf.

 

Morgan Crutcher
Technical and Policy Assistant
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Morgan has served as CRCL’s Technical and Policy Analyst since September of 2011. In this role, she synthesizes technical and scientific information to evaluate coastal policies, programs, plans, and projects.   Additionally, she coordinates the development of core program content for CRCL’s biennial State of the Coast Conference. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies from Loyola University at New Orleans and a Master’s degree in Natural Resource Policy from the University of Michigan. Morgan enjoys spreadsheets, taking to the trails with her three dogs, and practicing her Francais with Cajuns, especially those that cook well.    

 

Jenny Byrd
CBRP Intern
Delta Service Corps AmeriCorps Member
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Jenny is serving with CRCL as an AmeriCorps member of the Louisiana Delta Service Corps team for the 2013-2014 year. She grew up in Bossier City, Louisiana but is pretty sure she was supposed to be born south of the I-10 corridor. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Wetland Ecology from LSU and is currently earning her Master’s degree in Coastal and Ecological Engineering at LSU. Jenny enjoys spending her free time participating in obstacle races, stuffing her face with delicious Louisiana food and discovering awesome New Orleans street bands.   

Elizabeth Jones
Administrative Assistant
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Elizabeth joined the CRCL team in May 2013 and currently serves as Office Manager. Originally from Baton Rouge, Elizabeth attended Northwestern State University where she studied Business Administration. In her spare time, she strives to be a positive influence in the community and for the youth. She enjoys motivational speaking, writing books and poems, dancing, volunteering, traveling, spending time with her family and being an active football and soccer mom for her 2 handsome sons.