Columbia River Gorge NFH Complex Manager
This position is currently vacant.
Little White Salmon NFH Manager
Casey Risley is the manager for the Little White Salmon National Fish Hatchery. Casey began her career with USFWS as a temporary employee at Abernathy Fish Technology Center while attending Washington State University in 2004. She then became a participant in the service's Student Career Experience Program (SCEP) where she was able to work at the Columbia River Fisheries Program Office, Carson NFH and the Lower Columbia River Fish Health Office. Casey joined the Spring Creek National Fish Hatchery staff in 2007 as the staff biologist. Casey has a B.S. in Biology from Washington State University and a M.S. in Wildlife Ecology from the University of Maine.
Lori Orr is responsible for all administrative activities for the
two station Complex. Lori took on the duties as the Complex Adminstrative
Officer during 2005 after working the previous 5 years as the Fisheries
Program Assistant at Carson NFH. Lori's duties include all human
resource, budgetary and fiscal functions as well as coordinating
activities at the largest government housing complex in the U.S.
Fish and Wildlife Service (we have 14 houses at the Complex!).
Peter Long is the current Fishery Biologist located at Little
White Salmon NFH. Biologists are responsible for collecting
data and tracking the performance of spring and fall chinook salmon
produced at the hatchery.
David Frost and Tyson Lankford are fish culturists responsible for
the day-to-day care of more than 7 million spring and fall chinook
salmon reared at the hatchery.
Maintenance employee Larry Leighton is the "fix-it" staff-person
at the hatchery being responsible for maintenance activities to support
the hatchery fish production program.
The station also has an active Information and Education program
under the direction of Cheri Anderson and Jennifer Rowlen. Cheri
came to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in October 1998 after
spending nearly eight years working as an Interpretive Park Ranger
for the National Park Service. Cheri has a B.A. in Education
for Biology and Reading and a B.S. in Wildlife Biology from the
University of Montana. Jennifer has a B.A. in Geography
and Ecology from San Diego State University and an M.S.
in Environmental Education from Southern Oregon State College.
She has enjoyed working for the U.S. Forest Service and various
Conservation organizations prior to joining USFWS.