Caroline Peterschmidt is the current hatchery manager, arriving at Eagle Creek in August of 2012. She has been with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service hatchery program since 2007 and is a graduate of the University of Portland and the University of Washington School of Fisheries. Her strong background in aquaculture and conservation is a good fit to hatchery operations.
Fish Culturists Jeremiah Civil and Brandon Bunke are responsible for the myriad of fish culture and daily operational activities that span the life cycle of the coho. This includes collecting eggs from returning adult salmon, care and inventory of the eggs and the care and feeding of the young fish from initial ponding through release as smolts a year later. They are always working find better ways to complete tasks and produce high quality healthy smolts, as well as tackle many facility maintenance projects. Their enthusiasm and experience are appreciated in both the daily activities and continuing effort to improve fish care.