Jen Brown

Interviewee Collection Sort descending Description Interviewer Date of Interview Location of Interview Affiliation
Pat and Hal Suter South Texas Stories

This is an oral history recording of Pat Suter and her son Hal Suter interviewed by Jen Brown. Pat Suter discusses her work locally as an environmentalist, her role in local conservation organizations, and teaching chemistry at Del Mar College. They both discuss local and state politics; their experiences in Hurricane Celia; family camping trips; the creation of Padre Island National Seashore; the protection of Oso Bay; and OPUS, Organization for the Preservation of an Unblemished Shoreline.

Jen Brown Corpus Christi, TX Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Carole Allen South Texas Stories

Carole Allen grew up in Illinois and developed a fascination with turtles at a young age. She collected turtle items and married a geologist, moving to Houston. In the early 1980s, she became involved with sea turtle conservation after learning about the National Marine Fisheries Service's hatchling program in Galveston. She joined the HEART (Hatchling Emergency Assurance and Release Team) project, which aimed to raise awareness and funds for sea turtle conservation.

Jen Brown Corpus Christi, TX Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Ed Bradley The Gulf Podcast and Oral History Project

Ed Bradley is a former marine biologist who worked with Texas Parks and Wildlife. Born in Hot Springs, Arkansas, Bradley's early life was marked by frequent moves due to his mother's work as a waitress. His interest in marine biology was sparked by a high school counselor in Corpus Christi, Texas, where he spent most of his childhood and attended college at the University of Corpus Christi. Bradley's career took a turn when he accepted a job as a newspaper distributor, a position he held for about nine years. During this time, he met his wife, Sue, through a mutual friend.

Jen Brown San Marcos, TX Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Anthony "Tony" F. Amos The Gulf Podcast and Oral History Project

Tony Amos is a renowned oceanographer, naturalist, and conservationist. Born in London, England, he moved to Bermuda at the age of seventeen where he began his career in the electronics industry. His work in Bermuda led him to a position at Columbia University in New York, where he was given the opportunity to explore the Indian Ocean or the Antarctic Ocean. He chose the latter, sparking his lifelong passion for oceanography. Amos later moved to Texas in 1976, where he worked at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute.

Jen Brown Port Aransas, TX Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Cindy Loeffler The Gulf Podcast and Oral History Project

Cindy Loeffler is a seasoned hydrologist with a rich background in water resources and environmental conservation. Born in Colorado, she spent her early life moving around different states, including Virginia, Wyoming, Louisiana, and finally Texas, due to her father's work with the U.S. Geological Survey in water resources. Her interest in water and environmental conservation was sparked at a young age, with her family's connection to water resources and her personal experiences playing around water.

Jen Brown San Marcos, TX Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Chuck Naiser The Gulf Podcast and Oral History Project

Chuck Naiser, a native of Mobile, Alabama, was born during World War II at Brookley Air Force Base. Shortly after his birth, his family moved to Texas, where he was raised in a small town called East Bernard, a German-Bohemian Czech farming community outside of Houston. His father, who was the superintendent of the schools, was a significant influence in his life. Naiser grew up hunting, fishing, and being a diligent student, activities that were encouraged by his father. His early fishing experiences were primarily with farm ponds and creeks, where he fished for catfish and bass.

Jen Brown Lamar, TX Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
John Nielsen-Gammon The Gulf Podcast and Oral History Project

Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon is a renowned climatologist who has dedicated his career to the study of weather and climate, particularly in relation to Texas. Born and raised in Northern California, he developed an interest in weather at a young age, conducting his own weather observations and experiments from the age of ten or eleven. He pursued his passion for weather and climate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he studied for ten years before completing a postdoc in Albany, New York.

Jen Brown Remote Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Paul Montagna The Gulf Podcast and Oral History Project

Dr. Paul Montagna is a renowned marine biologist with a particular focus on freshwater inflow. Born and raised in New York City, he pursued his undergraduate studies at Stony Brook on Long Island before earning his Master's degree at Northeastern University in Boston. He later completed his Ph.D. at the University of South Carolina. Dr. Montagna's journey into the field of science was somewhat accidental. Initially, he aspired to be a high school biology teacher, but after a student teaching course, he realized that he was more drawn to the scientific aspects of biology.

Jen Brown , , Corpus Christi, TX Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Ken Kramer The Gulf Podcast and Oral History Project

Dr. Ken Kramer is a native Texan, born in Brenham, a small city about seventy miles from Houston. He grew up in Houston, but his parents were from Austin and Washington Counties in Central East Texas, and they both grew up on farms. This gave him the unique experience of both urban and rural environments from an early age. Dr. Kramer's interest in environmental issues began to take shape during his time in the Army and later in graduate school at Rice University.

Jen Brown Chappell Hill, TX Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Emilie Payne The Gulf Podcast and Oral History Project

Emilie Payne is a dedicated birder, conservationist, and former Audubon warden based in Texas. She moved from San Antonio to Corpus Christi in 1960, bringing with her a copy of the Roger Tory Peterson Field Guide to Birds. Her passion for birding was ignited in 1961 when she and her daughter attended a bird walk in Blucher Park, where they experienced a fallout, a day when the park was filled with a variety of birds. Payne's interest in birding quickly grew into a lifelong commitment. She and her daughter joined the Audubon Outdoor Club and participated in the Christmas bird count].

Jen Brown Corpus Christi, TX Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi