EGT Staff


Tim Goodspeed

Tim GoodspeedTim first started with NOAA in 1980 as a college intern. He has spent his entire career with what is now known as the National Ocean Service. Most of his work has focused on coastal and ocean management. One of his most rewarding experiences was participating in the Leadership Competencies Development Program. Rotating through assignments with the Ecosystem Goal, the NOAA Budget Office and the Beaufort, NC Laboratory and a year spent as the NOS Line Office Representative to all of the goals helped prepare him for his present assignment as Program Manager. He assumed that position in February of 2007.

Tim graduated from the University of Maryland in 1981 with a BS in Geography and completed his MA in Geography and Urban Studies there in 1988. He returned to school later in life and completed courses to earn the equivalent of an accounting degree. He subsequently became a CPA and is licensed in the state of Maryland. He is also a licensed real estate salesperson.

Tim's family includes his wife Eileen, four 16-yr old sons Patrick David, John and William, and Mandy, his 15-yr old daughter. They live in Columbia, MD.

Tim enjoys the outdoors in general and fishing in particular. His favorite quarry is the smallmouth bass. He volunteers with the Boy Scouts and enjoys watching his daughter smash volleyballs down opponents' throats. Work assignments and vacations have led to travel through every coastal state and one-third of all the counties in the nation.

Ecosystem Programs

Aquaculture Coastal Marine Resources Enforcement
Fisheries Management Protected Species Ecosystem Observations
Coral Reef Conservation Habitat Ecosystem Research