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Meet the Contracting and General Services Staff

The Midwest Region’s Contracting and General Services Division, strives to offer innovative, cutting-edge and cost-effective construction and procurement solutions in support of the Service and Regional mission. Here are the experienced and talented staff that make that happen.

John Stokes

John Stokes. Photo by USFWS.
John Stokes. Photo by USFWS.

John serves as Chief of the Midwest Region Contracting and General Services (CGS) Division, and as the Midwest Region’s Chief Business Advisor. He retired from the Air Force after 20 years of dedicated service and has been with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service since December 2010. His interests include hunting, fishing, and spending time with his wife and family.

Andrew Prouty

Andrew Prouty. Photo by USFWS.
Andrew Prouty. Photo by USFWS.

Andrew has been with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for almost 8 years and with the federal government for almost 14 years. He was formerly with the Army Corps of Engineers. His duties include mail sorting, distribution, and processing; inputting packages for pickup and tracking; record keeping; as well as mailroom supply inventory. He is also responsible for verifying and modifying organizational codes in the Corporate Master Table for the Region. He assists Hannah Beck with computer recycling and recently has begun assisting Human Resources with uploading employee information into eOPF. In his free time, Andrew loves to play video games (especially superhero ones), watch movies, work out in the gym, and go swimming in the summertime. Also, because he is a superhero fan, he enjoys collecting Superman, Spiderman, Batman, and other superhero action figures.

Becky Clearwater

Becky Clearwater Columbia Ecological Services Field Office, Missouri. Photo by USFWS.
Becky Clearwater
Columbia Ecological Services Field Office, Missouri. Photo by USFWS.

Becky is a Contract Specialist and a member of the Region 3, Contracting and General Services division since November 2011. Her main responsibility is "cradle to grave" procurement of Supply and Service contracts. Becky started with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as an Administrative Officer at the Missouri Ecological Services Field Office in April 2003. She was recently assigned the task of assisting with contracts for the new Big Muddy National Fish and Wildlife Refuge Headquarters and Visitor Center, which will be located in Cooper County, Missouri. Becky enjoys traveling with her husband Vance, being a supportive Mom to Lindsey and Ryan, and creating free-hand stained glass art pieces.

Chantal Bashizi

Chantal Bashizi. Photo by USFWS.
Chantal Bashizi. Photo by USFWS.

Chantal is a Contract Specialist and joined the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service in 2012. Chantal procures various supplies and services for the Midwest Region, with her main focus being Information Technology related procurements including and not limited to laptops, desktop computers, servers, and tablets.

Dan Lovdahl

Dan Lovdahl. Photo by USFWS.
Dan Lovdahl. Photo by USFWS.

Dan works with the Region’s Program Offices to complete grants and cooperative agreements in support of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service conservation mission. He retired from the U.S. Air Force after 23 years of dedication and service and has been with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service since 2010. Dan’s interests include motorcycle riding, collecting antiques and hunting.

Delores Aldinger

Delores Aldinger. Photo by USFWS.
Delores Aldinger. Photo by USFWS.

Delores is a Senior Contract Specialist and currently works with the construction team. Delores also assists with the many issues relating to the contracting procurement system known as PRISM. She has worked in Contracting a little over five years and has over 19 years of Federal Government Service in contracting. Delores loves to bake and often times will bring treats into the office for everyone.

Denise Jefferson

Denise Jefferson. Photo by USFWS.
Denise Jefferson. Photo by USFWS.

Denise moved to Minneapolis from the Washington, D.C. area in June 2010 and was hired as a Grants Specialist. She is now a Contract Specialist and works with Grants and Agreements as a Grant Officer. Denise has worked for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for five years.

Hannah Beck

Hannah Beck. Photo by USFWS.
Hannah Beck. Photo by USFWS.

Hannah is the Region’s Property and Fleet Officer. Some of her duties include: ordering all new vehicles for the Region, managing the fleet charge card program, processing the property records for all controlled property in FBMS, and disposing of excess equipment. Hannah served eight years on active duty in the U.S. Marine Corps before joining the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in October 2008.

Jack Skogen

Jack Skogen. Photo by USFWS.
Jack Skogen. Photo by USFWS.

Jack is a Procurement Technician for the Region. His responsibilities include Micro-purchasing, Simplified Acquisitions, and Administrative functions. Jack has been with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for 4 1/2 years and is a U.S. Navy veteran. His hobbies include communing with nature and grooming his mustache.

Jeanne Mohlis

Jeanne Mohlis. Photo by USFWS.
Jeanne Mohlis. Photo by USFWS.

Jeanne is a Contract Specialist for procurement of Supplies and Services, Construction, and other Requisitions as assigned. She has been with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service since 2006. Her interests include collecting coin operated items, restoring cars, and spending time with family.

Lauretha Randle

Lauretha Randle. Photo by USFWS.
Lauretha Randle. Photo by USFWS.

Lauretha is a Senior Contract Specialist with responsibility for performing work involving the procurement of supplies, services and equipment through use of contractual procurements to include Blanket Purchase Agreements, Purchase Orders, Task Orders and Contracts. Lauretha started her career with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at the Twin Cities Ecological Services Field Office, in Minnesota, in 1999. Her next move was to the Regional Office in 2005, as a Contracting Officer.Her hobbies include playing the piano, and spending time with the newest addition to her family, a granddaughter.

Laurie Lewis

Laurie Lewis. Photo by USFWS.
Laurie Lewis. Photo by USFWS.

Laurie Lewis is the Region’s Leasing Contracting Officer and Space Coordinator of GSA and direct leased space. She supports the programs and Headquarters with space acquisition, space planning, utilization of space, build-out of space, reconfigurations of existing space, the Multi-year Space Plan and serves as liaison between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and GSA in regards to all lease issues. She also handles building maintenance issues and Regional Office building access. Laurie also supervises the Regional Office mail clerk and mailroom operations. She has been with the Fish and Wildlife Service for 12 years. Her hobbies are home remodeling projects, reading and spending time with family.

Lisa Coomes

Lisa Coomes, Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge, Minnesota. Photo by USFWS.
Lisa Coomes,
Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge, Minnesota. Photo by USFWS.

Lisa has been a Contract Specialist since 2011. She specializes in supply and service procurements to support the Region. Lisa has also been an active member of the Eastern Area Buying Team for wildfires since 2010. Buying Teams support incident acquisitions through the local administrative staff, procuring a wide range of services and supplies, as well as renting land and equipment. She has been with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service since 2007. Her first position was the role of Administrative Technician for Big Stone NWR.Her interests include long motorcycle trips with her husband, camping with the family and spending time with her 3 grandchildren.

Meaghan Nelson

Meaghan Nelson. Photo by USFWS.
Meaghan Nelson. Photo by USFWS.

Meaghan is a Contracting Officer and has spent the majority of her nine years in Government Contracting on construction projects. She is also the Regional Focal Point Representative for the Contractor Performance and Reporting System, a tool used to evaluate contractor performance. Meaghan has been with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for 5 1/2 years. She previously worked in Contracting at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, for 3 1/2 years.Her free time includes enjoying the lakes and spending time with friends and family. She is also an active participant in hockey and golf.

Rick Hillard

Rick Hillard. Photo by USFWS.
Rick Hillard. Photo by USFWS.

Rick is a Contracting Officer for procurement of Supplies and Services and Construction projects. He also serves as the Region’s Small Business Specialist and is responsible for tracking small business goals in conjunction with the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization. He joined the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service Contracting team in July 2007.Rick retired from U.S. Army Reserve in 2005, after thirty years of dedicated service.

Tiffany Breske

Tiffany Breske. Photo by USFWS.
Tiffany Breske. Photo by USFWS.

Tiffany is a Senior Contracting Officer on the Contracting and General Services team. She joined the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in April 2009. Her primary Contracting duties focus on construction projects. Tiffany started her Contracting career in 2000, as an active duty U.S. Air Force member.  She is an avid Green Bay Packers fan and spends a great amount of time, during the football season, braving the frigid temperatures at Lambeau Field.

Tom Hoover

Tom Hoover. Photo by USFWS.
Tom Hoover. Photo by USFWS.

Tom’s current roles include the procurement of supplies and services and guidance regarding the Government Printing Office. He previously worked with Fleet and Building Services in support of Region 3. Tom has been with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service since 1995.

 

Last updated: March 5, 2015