Center for Wildlife Education
and The Lamar Q Ball, Jr. Raptor Center

Wildlife Center Staff

Steve Hein Steve Hein, Director (

Steve Hein brings his passion for falconry, artistic talent, business skills and a tremendous sense of fun to his work at the Center for Wildlife Education.   Steve earned a degree in Business Administration from Georgia Southern  University. He holds Federal and State Licenses as a Master Falconer, and practices this ancient art with tremendous enthusiasm. As a wildlife artist, Steve received the Georgia Governor’s “Artist of Excellence” award: won the 1987 and 1988 Georgia Wildlife Management Area Stamps; was chosen in 1986, 1987, and 1990 Georgia Ducks Unlimited Artist of the Year; and worked on a national level with Ducks Unlimited, Quail Unlimited, and the National Wild Turkey Federation. Corporate patrons include Nations Bank and Coca-Cola.  Serving as the Center’s director since its inception in 1991, Steve is past president of the Statesboro Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, has completed the Leadership Bulloch, Leadership Southeast Georgia, and Leadership Georgia Programs, and is a past chair of Leadership Southeast Georgia.  He is currently serving his second term as a council member of the Bulloch County Board of Education. Steve and his wife Kathy have four children, Adam, Meredith, Colleen and Mallory.


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Pam Harley, Assistant Director (

Pam Harley joined the Wildlife Center  in 2005.   Pam is responsible for all business and day-to-day operations at The Center for Wildlife Education.  Pam graduated from Georgia Southern University in 1990 with a BBA in Marketing, joining the Georgia Southern team immediately after graduation.  Prior to joining the Wildlife Center, Pam worked in the Georgia Southern University Foundation Office and the Georgia Southern University President’s Office.



Scott Courdin, Wildlife Curator (

Scott Courdin manages the entire collection of the Center for Wildlife Education’s animals, which include raptors, reptiles, mammals, amphibians, fish, and invertebrates. Scott also directs the flighted demonstrations and designs and maintains the centers exhibits. Scott is an accomplished wildlife rehabilitator, falconer and environmental educator. Scott serves as a member of the Georgia National Guard with the 2nd Battalion, 121st Infantry Regiment. In 2005 Scott was deployed to Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom and again in 2009 to Afghanistan for Operation Enduring Freedom. Scott holds an A.A. in General Science from Georgia Military College, and a B.A. in Anthropology from Georgia Southern University. While attending Georgia Southern, Scott worked alongside the Director, Steve Hein, caring for and training animals before the centers opening.  Scott has been employed as the Curator at the Wildlife Center since its establishment in 1997.

Casey Corbett

Casey McCall Corbett, Education Coordinator (

Casey McCall Corbett is enthusiastic when it comes to educating youth about wildlife and the habitats in which they live.  She came to work at the Wildlife Center as the Education and Program Coordinator in 2009. Her passion in introducing youngsters to the outdoors led her to write a youth outdoor adventure book entitled Lost in the Great Swamp and she is currently working on a sequel.  She holds a B.A. in Biological Science from the University of Georgia’s College of Agriculture and Environmental Science. Casey taught Biology and Physical Science at Tattnall County high school for two years before working in Students Services at Southeastern Technical College in Vidalia, Georgia. It was at that time, in 1999, that she became a certified Hunter Education Instructor and continues to teach the course regularly at the Wildlife Center.  Casey also recently became a Master Naturalist through the  UGA Cooperative Extension Service to be more informed about habitats, natural resources and the natural environments of our state. She and her husband, Craig, have one daughter, Coa.


Christel Monk, Administrative Coordinator – (

Christel Monk joined the Wildlife Center staff on August 1, 2016 as the Administrative Coordinator. Christel was not new to the University campus. Before coming to the Center she worked in the Georgia Southern Institutional Effectiveness Office and Georgia Southern University Equal Opportunity & Title IX Office. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from Kaplan University. Christel served a total of 15 years in the Military where she worked in the Personnel and Finance Office.


Last updated: 8/25/2016

Wildlife Center • P.O. Box 8058, Statesboro, GA 30460 • (912) 478-0831