Howdy! I am RJ Shelly. I assumed the position as the Calhoun County Extension Agent – Coastal and Marine Resources in September of 2019.
I spent the previous 25 years working as an Environmental Specialist for the Texas Department of State Health Services, Seafood and Aquatic Life Group. I was responsible for Shellfish Classification between Mesquite Bay and the San Bernard River. Two years prior to my job with DSHS I worked for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Coastal Fisheries Division in Port O’Connor. In addition to my State service I have been a USCG licensed Captain and Fishing Guide operating out of Port O’Connor since 1996.
I have a B.S in Wildlife and Fisheries Science from Texas A&M University and a United States Coast Guard Masters License.
I have lived in Port Lavaca, TX since 1991. I am hoping that I can use my background to make a positive difference in Calhoun County.
If I can ever be of assistance let me know. Rj.firstname.lastname@example.org