Refuge Manager and Deputy Refuge Manager Biography



Pam Repp, Refuge Manager

Pam Repp Refuge Manager 

Pam joined our team in December 2016. Although she has a diverse background of experiences in the Fish and Wildlife Service, she most recently worked for the Huron-Manistee National Forest here in Michigan as a District Ranger. While with the Fish and Wildlife Service she was a Division Chief in the Denver, CO Regional Office overseeing the energy, contaminants, and National Wetland Inventory programs. Prior to that, she was the Assistant Field Supervisor responsible for the Service’s implementation of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Program. She also has extensive experience managing threatened and endangered species including the northern spotted owl and bull trout. Pam received her B.S. degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Management from Humboldt State University. She loves traveling, all outdoor activities and is a triathlete. Her passion is active land management to achieve conservation goals and environmental education of youth. 

Lelaina Muth, Deputy Refuge Manager

Lelaina Muth Deputy Manager

Lelaina joined our team in July 2016 and comes to us from Erie National Wildlife Refuge in Guys Mills, PA, where she was the Wildlife Biologist. She grew up in Southold, NY, on the north fork of Long Island. She graduated in 2005 from Cornell University with a B.S. in Natural Resources and in 2010 from Colorado State University with an M.S. in Human Dimensions of Natural Resources. Lelaina started as a Biological Aide at Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge in Seneca Falls, NY. After completing her bachelor’s she took a position as a Natural Resource Planner in the US Fish and Wildlife Service’s Northeast Regional Office in Hadley, MA. There she worked for 3½ years developing refuge Comprehensive Conservation Plans. Lelaina then worked for four years as a Resource Management Planner with the National Park Service Natural Sounds and Night Skies Division assessing noise and light impacts to wildlife and visitors. At Erie, she performed inventory and monitoring surveys, coordinated research projects, developed refuge plans, and assisted with the refuge’s outreach program. In her free time Lelaina enjoys spending time with her family, birding, hiking, teaching aerobics classes, and training her dogs.