Spring Creek National Fish Hatchery
Pacific Region


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

Spring Creek NFH Manager
This position if currently vacant.

Fish Culture
Three Fish Culturists: Scott Zirjacks, Chris Hankin and Jeremiah Youtsey are responsible for collecting eggs from the returning adult salmon, care and inventory of the eggs, and the care and feeding of the 10.5 million fingerlings before release.

Maintenance employee Mark Doulos is the staff-person at the hatchery being responsible for maintenance activities to support the hatchery fish production program as well as all logistics around the water re-use system.

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.

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: August 25, 2016
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