Spring Creek National Fish Hatchery
Pacific Region
 

Staff

Columbia River Gorge NFH Complex Manager
This position is currently vacant.

Spring Creek NFH Manager
Mark Ahrens is the Hatchery Manager of the Spring Creek NFH. Mark started with the USFWS as an intern in 1995 while attending the University of Washington. His internship assignments included Dworshak NFH in Idaho and the Mid-Columbia Fishery Resource Office in Leavenworth, WA. Mark graduated in 1997 with a B.S. in Fisheries Biology and a minor in American Indian Studies. He has worked at the Warm Springs NFH in Oregon and Winthrop NFH in Washington prior to coming to Spring Creek in January 2003.

Fish Culture
Three Fish Culturists: Scott Zirjacks, Mark Doulos and Chris Hankin are responsible for collecting eggs from the returning adult salmon, care and inventory of the eggs, and the care and feeding of the 15 million fingerlings before release.

Maintenance
This position is currently vacant.

Program Assistant
Debbie Hogberg is the stations Program Assistant. Debbie tracks the station budget, pays the bills, does payroll and personnel actions, and all the other administrative tasks.

Fishery Biologist - Mathew Maxey is the current staff biologist.

Education
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.

Last updated: February 11, 2014
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