Region 3 (Cumberland Plateau)
Location & General Information
464 Industrial Blvd.
Crossville, TN 38555
(get driving directions)
For more information concerning the TWRA Region III area, please call us at (931) 484-9571 or 1-800-262-6704 if calling from within the state of Tennessee.
Welcome to Region III. The Crossville office is one of four regional offices found across the state. Located on the Cumberland Plateau it is headquarters for biologists, managers, secretaries, fisheries personnel and wildlife officers working in the 24 counties that make up Region III.
Region III is also home to over 23 of the state's nearly 100 Wildlife Management Areas. Ranging in size from 53 acres to nearly 625,000 acres, these areas provide sportsmen with unique hunting opportunities found no where else.
Region III is further broken down into Law Enforcement “Districts” in order to more efficiently enforce hunting, fishing and boating rules and regulations along with meeting the needs of the sportsmen and public in those counties.
In addition, the Region III headquarters also includes TWRA’s sales office where hunters, anglers, and boaters can stop by during weekday business hours and purchase hunting/fishing licenses, permits, or boat registrations. Our office is open 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.
- Watchable Wildlife
- Information & Education
Information and Education in Region III includes school classroom events, festivals and county fairs, trainings and media relations events. All employees take part in educational events in Region III. Fisheries and wildlife biologists as well as wildlife officers are great educators! Should your group have an interest in an education session or desire TWRA at an event, contact our Region III office.
TWRA Region III is known for its Sandhill Crane Festival which happens every year during the weekend preceding Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The festival happens at the height of crane migration and overwintering at the Hiwassee Refuge and can include upwards of 12,000 birds.
- Contact Information
Region III Staff Contacts
Below you can find contact information for employees located in the Crossville office. Office hours are Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Central Time.
General Information – (931) 484-9571, or toll free (800) 262-6704,
Fax – (931) 456-1025
Poaching Hotline – 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight: (800) 241-0767
Division Responsibility Name Phone Administrative Regional Manager John Mayer 931-456-3059 Boating/Hunting Boating/Hunter Education/
Boat Access Areas/Ramps/
Matt Clarey 931-456-3067 Communications Dispatcher Kim Raby 931-456-3083 Dispatcher Ronnie Riddle 931-456-3083 Dispatcher Dwight Wright 931-456-3083 Dispatcher - part time Kelsey Matthews 931-456-3083 Custodial Building Maintenance James Smith Law Enforcement Law Enforcement Manager MJR. Thomas Jaynes 931-456-3078 Law Enforcement Coordinator Lt. Joey Wray 931-456-3080 District 31 Supervisor Capt. Roy Cannon 931-456-3076 District 32 Supervisor Capt. Joe Busch 931-456-3070 Fisheries Regional Fisheries Manager Mark Thurman 931-456-3074 Reservoirs/Fish Culture/Creel Mike Jolley 931-456-3075 Streams/Rivers/Trout David Young 931-456-3055 Environmental Services Aquatic Habitat Protection Bobby Brown 931-456-3066 East TN TDOT Liaison Vincent Pontello 931-456-3079 Information Information/Education
(I & E)
Mime Barnes 931-456-3068 Support Staff Customer Service/Uniforms Paula Brown 931-456-3072 Customer Service/ I&E Saundra Gilmore 931-456-3057 Hunter/Boating Education Brenda York 931-456-3060 Purchasing/Accounts Diana Layton 931-456-3081 Admin. Secretary/Inventory Assistant Marcie Green 931-456-3071 Payroll/Admin. Support Deborah Hood 931-456-3058 Wildlife Regional Wildlife Manager Kirk Miles 931-456-3064 Bear/Deer/Elk/
Turkey/Wild Hog/Waterfowl/Oak Ridge WMA
Ben Layton 931-456-3061 Small Game/Furbear/CITES/
Private Lands/Misc. WMA's
Wally Akins 931-456-3056 WMA's Marc Lipner 931-456-3069 Nongame/SWAP/Bat/
Mammals/Animal Damage Control/Falconry/
WL Rehab/Scientific Collection Permits/Rabies
Chris Simpson 931-456-3077