Columbia River Gorge NFH Complex Manager
Mike Clark moved to the Columbia River Gorge to become Complex Manager in August of 2016 after 13 years in Washington, D.C. After ten years with the National Marine Fisheries Service working on Atlantic Swordfish, Sharks, and Tunas management and three years with the Department of State working on North Pacific fisheries treaties he decided it was time to get back to "squeezing fish". He received a Bachelor of Science in wildlife biology at the University of Arizona and a Master of Science in fisheries biology at Virginia Tech University. He is still adjusting to the fact that he can go mountain biking, skiing, or fishing right out his back door and park within a block of Hood River's fine eating and drinking establishments on a Friday evening - but making good progress.
Spring Creek NFH Manager
Dave Carie serves as the hatchery manager and also as the Deputy Complex Manager for the Columbia River Gorge NFH Complex. Dave oversees the day-to-day operation of Spring Creek NFH and assists the other five Complex managers with their facilities operations as needed. Dave is a graduate of Northern Michigan University and has worked for the FWS for 26 years.
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.
Lori began her federal career as an Administrative Assistant at Carson NFH in 2000, and in 2005 became the Administrative Officer for the former Little White Salmon/Willard NFH Complex. Lori provides guidance to managers and staff in all areas of administration. Her primary focus is budget analysis, formulation, and tracking of over $6 million dollars for the 6-hatchery Gorge Complex.
Debbie Hogberg is the stations Program Assistant. Debbie processes time and attendance, travel, pays the bills, processes personnel actions,
and all the other administrative tasks.
Biologist - 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.