A native of Omaha, Alicia grew up camping and exploring the outdoors. She believes there is a lot to be proud of in Nebraska — from the amazing wildlife to the people that enjoy the state’s natural resources. As the wildlife division administrator for Nebraska Game and Parks Commission (NGPC), she helps with stewardship of those resources by overseeing the hunting and wildlife conservation programs.
As a PLJV board member, Alicia enjoys being part of collaborative partner-based conservation work, which the Joint Venture epitomizes. She says the collaboration with PLJV provides a multitude of tools backed by strong science that helps NGPC make better management decisions with a proactive approach.
Alicia is a 21-year veteran of the Commission. Before taking on her current role in 2016, she worked as the assistant wildlife division administrator for the Partners Section which collaborates with other conservation partners to work on private and governmental lands to enhance wildlife. Alicia was instrumental in the development of the Commission’s five-year plan for improving pheasant populations, habitat and hunting opportunities in Nebraska.
Alicia received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in wildlife management from the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Outside of work, she enjoys turkey and pheasant hunting, bird watching and spending time with her husband and two sons.