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  • Ben Gilles, Hatchery Manager

    Manager

    Ben Gilles joined the Makah NFH in August of 2016 after working as the hatchery manager at Quinault National Fish Hatchery. Before that, Ben served as the Enhancement Biologist for the Quinault Indian Nation. He has also worked for Northern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association, headquartered in Sitka, AK. Ben graduated from Sheldon Jackson College in Sitka with a BS in Environmental Science. In his spare time, Ben enjoys spending time with his family, hunting, and fishing.

  • Jeremy Trimpey, Assistant Hatchery Manager

    Manager

    Jeremy joined the Makah NFH in April of 2016 after working as fish biologist at the Hagerman National Fish Hatchery. Before that, Jeremy served as a fish biologist for Mount Parnell Fisheries, a commercial ornamental goldfish and koi farm in Pennsylvania. Jeremy graduated from Frostburg State University with a BS in Wildlife/Fisheries, then from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff with a MS in Aquaculture/Fisheries. In his spare time, Jeremy enjoys spending time with his family, hunting, and fishing.

  • James LaChester

    ManagerJim is a member of the Makah Nation and has been a Makah NFH employee for over 10 years. Jim has been involved with several professions before joining the Service with most time spent as a commercial fisherman. He still commercially fishes when time permits. Jim was one of the original hires when the station opened and, after a period worked in other areas, returned to the hatchery.

  • Mitchell "Butch" McGee

    ManagerButch has been a Service employee for 37 years. He initially worked for the construction company as the station was built and then became a founding employee. Butch is a member of the Makah Nation and has prior experience in the logging industry and as a commercial fisherman.

  • Vern Toliver

    ManagerVern has been with the Service for over 27 years and is a near life time local resident. In addition to working with the logging industry he has always been a bit of a "gear head" with a passion for motors, mechanics, fixing stuff, and most importantly seeing a need and making something new. Whenever a specialized need occurs on our fish farm, his solutions are exactly what are required.

 

Last Updated: October 9, 2014
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