About Us

Governor of Missouri

Michael L. Parson

Department Executive Team

Department Director Dru Buntin

Deputy Director Mike Sutherland

Deputy Director Hannah Humphrey

Director, Division of Administrative Support Jennifer Eddy

Director, Division of Energy Craig Redmon

Director, Division of Environmental Quality Kyra Moore

Director, Missouri Geological Survey Carey Bridges

Director, Missouri State Parks David Kelly

Executive Director, Environmental Improvement and Energy Resources Authority Joe Boland

Missouri Resources Magazine Team

Communications Director Connie Patterson

Deputy Communications Director Susan Bloomer

Editor Andrew Richmond

Art Director Ben Nickelson

Associate Designer Mark Gordon

Photographers Ben Nickelson, Andrew Richmond

Assistant Editors Jennifer Bunselmeyer, Esmeralda De Santiago, Tisha Holden

Website Coordinator Heidi Rice

Editorial Board

Connie Patterson

Susan Bloomer

Andrew Richmond

Brian Quinn

Tisha Holden

Matt Connor

Andrew Sheeley

Our Mission

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources protects our air, land, water, and mineral resources; preserves our unique natural and historic places; and provides recreational and learning opportunities; while promoting the environmentally sound and energy-efficient operations of businesses, communities, agriculture and industry, for the benefit of all Missourians.

Missouri Resources is printed on recycled paper through the Missouri Office of Administration’s State Printing Center at MU Print and Mail Services in Columbia, Mo.