HRM Team

Maegan Stapleton

Maegan Stapleton is a lead field biologist at Herpetological Resource and Management. She has been with the company since 2012 after receiving her B.S. in Zoology from Michigan State University. As part of HRM, Maegan participates in a wide range of projects and specializes in assessing herpetofaunal diversity and monitoring habitat restoration. Additionally, she assisted in the development of the Michigan Amphibian and Reptile Best Management Practices Manual and co-authored the Kinixys Conservation Blueprint. Her past experience included the care of various native wildlife at the Howell Nature Center.


Sean Zera

Sean has over ten years of experience conducting a range of wildlife assessments throughout the Great Lakes region. As a team member of Herpetological Resource and Management, he has participated on numerous projects focused on wildlife as well as botanical inventories and assessments. Sean is skilled in the identification of herpetofauna, mammals, plants, and butterflies, and is knowledgeable in wildlife trapping. He has extensive experience conducting Threatened and Endangered surveys and has worked considerably with Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnakes. Sean is also skilled in the preparation of wildlife skeletons for inclusion into museum collections.


Rachel Bladow

Rachel is a Chelonian Husbandry Technician at Herpetological Resource and Management. She graduated with a B.S. in Coastal Biology from the University of North Florida in 2015 and recently graduated with a M.S. in Biological Sciences from Florida Atlantic University. Her master’s thesis work focused on the impacts of climate change and changes to the beach environment on the embryonic development of sea turtles. Previously, Rachel worked as an intern and extern in the herpetarium at the Saint Louis Zoo, focusing on chelonian husbandry.