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Staff

The staff at Westervelt Wildlife Services love their jobs, and it shows! Having assembled a team of talented, highly-motivated biologists, our internal expertise spans a broad range of sound wildlife management practices.

Bill Baker

Bill Baker


Hunting Lease Manager
Certified Wildlife Biologist®

Bill is a Certified Wildlife Biologist® with over 31 years of experience managing wildlife, wildlife habitat, and hunting leases.

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Ryan Basinger

Ryan Basinger


Wildlife Consulting Manager, Hunting Lease Manager
Certified Wildlife Biologist®

Ryan is a Certified Wildlife Biologist® with a broad range of professional experience managing wildlife populations and their habitats on public and private lands throughout the Southeast.

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Jed DeZelle

James E. "Jed" DeZelle


Atlantic District Hunting Lease Manager/Wildlife Biologist

Jed is a wildlife biologist for Westervelt with experience managing both wildlife habitat and populations on private lands in the southeast.

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Kristie Ellis

Kristie Ellis


Westervelt Division Secretary

Kristie Ellis serves as secretary and clerk for the Westervelt Outdoor Recreation business division. Kristie's energy and organizational skills are valuable assets and contribute greatly to the team approach at Westervelt Wildlife Services.

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Jeremy Meares

Jeremy Meares


Manager, Westervelt Wildlife Services
Certified Wildlife Biologist®

Jeremy is a Certified Wildlife Biologist® specializing in game management. Jeremy has been hunting ever since he was old enough to carry a gun, which adds to his passion for managing game and their habitat.

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Kevin McKinstry

Kevin McKinstry


Recreation Manager

Kevin McKinstry has over 27 years of professional experience in wildlife management and sporting activities.

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Tim Teel

Tim Teel


Hunting Lease Manager/Wildlife Biologist

Tim is a wildlife biologist and a forester, specializing in wildlife and habitat management. He has a great deal of experience with forest, wildlife management, and farming.

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