Pretty big news for Sammy boy! TPWD job!

So, I have some fairly exciting news -- I got a new job! Not to say that I have been unhappy in the least in my current job as the 'nature guy' for the city of Mansfield, but this new job will hopefully extend a bit of my reach, and that's a good thing. I'll be a Texas Parks and Wildlife Urban Biologist for Dallas/Fort Worth! My job will still be geared towards my life goal: to promote an awareness and appreciation of the flora and fauna in and around DFW. I foresee some really interesting challenges in the new job, and I'm really quite excited. And yes, I'll still be posting observations and cluttering up dashboards here on iNat. :)

Posted on 07 January, 2016 14:20 by sambiology sambiology



Posted by greglasley over 7 years ago (Flag)

Wow! TPW and DFW both have a great new asset! So proud for you Sam.

Posted by mchlfx over 7 years ago (Flag)

Congratulations, Sam! That's awesome! I think we'll all benefit for your expanded professional reach :-)

Posted by carrieseltzer over 7 years ago (Flag)

Wonderful news, congratulations, Sam!

Posted by cgritz over 7 years ago (Flag)

Darn! I'd hoped they'd pick me... ;-)


(@greglasley, As we all know, when dealing with Sam, a proper grammatical use is three exclamation points in a row, not four.)

Posted by gcwarbler over 7 years ago (Flag)

Congrats!!! Do you know the Texas Children in Nature Group in the area? I'll get you contacts if you need them!

Posted by colleenm over 7 years ago (Flag)

I am very happy for you Sam. They picked a great person.
I hope the new job turns out to be as good as you would wish it to be.

And most of all, I hope you will have a nice boss there, which I believe is the make-or-break thing in any job.

Posted by susanhewitt over 7 years ago (Flag)

Wow, congratulations Sam. Hope it's an awesome setup.

Posted by wildflowerenthusi... over 7 years ago (Flag)

Yes!!! (only 3) Sam is the Man for the Job!!! It was all those sweet comments to children you've made after Christmas about their fine new bikes = that gave you extra credit, Congratulations.

Posted by mary_ann_nilson over 7 years ago (Flag)

Aw shucks. Thanks, friends. :) Chuck is right -- usually a three exclamation point ending suffices... But in this case, I will definitely accept four. :) I'm super excited!!!(!)

One of the big things that helped me get this job is my presence/obsession with iNaturalist. It has strengthened my knowledge of the local flora and fauna in an exponential fashion. I love it! :)

Posted by sambiology over 7 years ago (Flag)


Posted by greglasley over 7 years ago (Flag)

Congrats Sam, and welcome to the Department. Will you be taking over Brett's territory, Derek's, or both? My office is the old hatchery in Fort Worth. Either way, you'll have to come by for a visit! Tons of cool stuff to see on our 63 acres nestled right below the Lake Worth Dam along the West Fork. Tom Hungerford, TPWD Inland Fisheries Biologist. 817.732.0762. Take care!

Posted by fw_tom over 7 years ago (Flag)


Posted by connlindajo over 7 years ago (Flag)

Congrats Sam! That's awesome. Big shoes to fill in Derek's place. ;) Will you be in the Cedar Hill office or someplace else? either way... WOOOOHOOOOO

Posted by krstldwn over 7 years ago (Flag)

Congrats on the new gig, Sam!

Posted by d_kluza over 7 years ago (Flag)

Congrats!!! It's so great to get paid for doing what you are already passionate about.

Posted by maractwin over 7 years ago (Flag)

That is fantastic news Sam! Congratulations!!

Posted by rjadams55 over 7 years ago (Flag)

CONGRATULATIONS!!! Does Central Texas have someone like you also?

Posted by gbrucks over 7 years ago (Flag)

Congratulations Sam. It's always great when you can have a job that you really like. Hope it works out as well as expected.

Posted by oz4caster over 7 years ago (Flag)

Congratulations, Sam - that's great news!!!

Posted by billdodd over 7 years ago (Flag)


Posted by nathantaylor over 7 years ago (Flag)

Congratulations Sam as I am just reading this late tonight. I look forward to working more with you in your new role.

Posted by butterflies4fun over 7 years ago (Flag)

That's wonderful, Sam! Congratulations!

Posted by jblinde over 7 years ago (Flag)


Posted by atassin over 7 years ago (Flag)

Wow fantastically great! Be great to have you out this way :-)

Posted by nickmdal over 7 years ago (Flag)

Exciting news! Congrats!

Posted by karinsaucedo over 7 years ago (Flag)

congrats! all your hard work is paying off!

Posted by leannewallis over 7 years ago (Flag)

Congratulations. That's excellent news.

Posted by berkshirenaturalist over 7 years ago (Flag)

don't know how I missed this post, congratulations Sam!!!! Whatever it is you are doing there, I know you will do it with passion and light some fires in other people about nature.

Posted by taogirl over 7 years ago (Flag)

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