Larry Marchant has been the Hatchery Manager since August of 2003. He has worked
within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Hatchery Program since 1979, which
included assignments in Regions 1, 3 and 6. His previous experience involves
propagation of steelhead trout, rainbow trout, spring and fall chinook, cutthroat
trout and lake trout. Larry obtained his B.S. degree in Wildlife and Fisheries
Management from the University of Idaho in 1978.
Mark Ahrens is the Assistant 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.
Four Fish Culturists: Scott Zirjacks, Mark Doulos, Chris Hankin and
Casey Risley 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.
Two maintenance staff - Lead Maintenance, John Meduna and Maintenance
Assistant, Ron Armstrong, operate and maintain the biological filter
system and water circulation through the reuse system as well as
all other station maintenance.
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.
The Staff Biologist is responsible for evaluations, data collection
and coordinates special projects. This position is currently vacant.
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.