Seana Lammers Accepts Interagency Administrative Operations Specialist

Contact(s): Erica Hupp (541) 883-6715; Lisa Swinney (541) 947-6261

Lakeview, Oregon – The Fremont-Winema National Forest and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Lakeview District welcome Seana Lammers as the new Supervisory Administrative Operations Specialist. Lammers will be responsible for overseeing both agencies’ administrative and financial programs.

“With more than 14 years of experience in resource management, procurement, contracting, and finance, Seana brings a wealth of knowledge that is needed to manage our multifaceted interagency administrative organization,” said E.Lynn Burkett, BLM’s Lakeview District Manager.

Lammers worked for the U.S. Peace Corps serving in a variety of capacities for over eight years. During her time with the Peace Corps, she supported post operations for various countries in Africa including Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.

Lammers first joined the Peace Corps as a volunteer in 1998. She spent two years in Morocco, North Africa, organizing and implementing community development and income-generating agricultural projects. She was hired in 2008 as a full-time paid staff member.

In the last five years, Lammers was the Director of Management and Operations (DMO) in Botswana. Her responsibilities included budget formulation and execution; human resources management; overseeing procurement processes; contract negotiation and implementation; property management; supervising computer system administration; and general services support.

Lammers spent a year providing general production support for film and television projects in Los Angeles, California, before rejoining the Peace Corps. Prior to that, she worked for a private education company in Washington, D.C., as Associate Director of Programs for four years. Lammers planned and managed conference logistics for educational programs based in D.C., New York, Louisiana, and California.

“Among Seana’s leadership skills, she brings the ability to coordinate, facilitate and manage numerous activities all while building good solid relationships with all kinds of people,” Connie Cummins, Forest Supervisor for the Fremont-Winema National Forest.

Lammers studied at Alabama's Auburn University earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Anthropology. After graduating college and before becoming a Peace Corps volunteer, Lammerstook a job as a marine animal keeper and trainer for four years at the Knoxville Zoological Gardens in Knoxville, Tennessee. She then worked for the Yerkes Regional Primate Research Center, Lawrenceville, Georgia, providing care for over 2,000 primates.

“I'm really excited to finally experience the great state of Oregon and get to know the people," said Lammers. "It's one of those places that everyone raves about."

Lammers is a proud "mother" to her three dogs and passionate about the wellbeing of all animals. While in Botswana, she's aided in numerous dog rescues and adoptions. Other interests include camping, traveling and spending time with friends.

Lammers replaced Scott Stoffel, who is now the BLM's Park Ranger for the Lakeview Resource Area. Jeff Anderson served in an interim detail position between Stoffel and Lammers.