Menace to the West is a collaborative project involving:

Leadership team:

  • Samuel Chan, Oregon Sea Grant; project leader and author
  • Tania Siemens, Oregon Sea Grant; project coordinator and author
  • Jeff Adams, Washington Sea Grant; WA project lead
  • Linda Chilton, University of Southern California Sea Grant; CA project lead
  • Carrie Culver, California Sea Grant; CA project lead
  • Paul Heimowitz, Regional AIS Coordinator, USFWS; project founder

Curriculum development:

  • Kayla Martin, Oregon Sea Grant
  • Noelle Moen, Oregon Sea Grant
  • Jennifer Lam, senior analyst, Blue Earth Consultants
  • Danielle Goodrich, Oregon Sea Grant PROMISE intern
  • Amanda Slade, student at John Hopkins Medical Illustration Program
  • Susan Zaleski, biological oceanographer at Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement
  • Lupe Diaz, PROMISE intern, Oregon Sea Grant
  • Amy Hoffman, master's student, Oregon State University
  • Renee O'Neill, SMILE Program, Oregon State University

Web development

  • Pat Kight, Web development and photography, Oregon Sea Grant
  • Anisha McLoud, computer science student, Oregon Sea Grant
  • Sher Fenn, Central Web Services, Oregon State University

Editing and design

  • Rick Cooper, Oregon Sea Grant
  • Nancy Leeper, Cartografika;design and editing
  • Patricia Andersson, freelance artist/designer

Expert reviewers for species guides

  • Toni Pennington, aquatic ecologist, Tetra Tech
  • Tiffany Garcia, associate professor of wildlife ecology, Oregon State University
  • Teresa Tally, California Sea Grant
  • Carrie Culver, California Sea Grant
  • Bruce Coblenz, professor, Oregon State University
  • Bill Haller, professor, University of Florida
  • Trevor Sheffels, wildlife biology technician, USFWS
  • Duane C Chapman, USGS Columbia Environmental Research Center
  • Don Schmitz, Florida Fish and Wildlife

Other contributors:

  • Jim Grano, middle school science teacher
  • Robyn Draheim, aquatic invasive species ecologist
  • Thea Hayes, middle school science teacher
  • Pat Charliebois, Illinois/Indiana Sea Grant
  • Helen Domsky, New York Sea Grant
  • Jorge Penafiel, artist
  • Julia Harvey, high school biology teacher
  • Brian Vollmer-Buhl, middle school science teacher
  • Amy Klarup, director of communications at Lane County Medical Society
  • Carla Streng, high school science teacher
  • Stefania Padillo, PROMISE intern, Oregon Sea Grant
  • Jennifer England, 4th grade teacher

The project was developed under a grant from NOAA and the National Sea Grant Program.