Southwestern Native Aquatic Resource
and Recovery Center
Southwest Region

Contact Information & Staff

Contact Us

Mailing address:
Southwestern Native Aquatic Resources and Recovery Center
PO Box 219
Dexter, NM 88230

Phone: (575) 734-5910
Fax: (575) 734-6130

Tuesday and Thursday - 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Federal Holidays - Closed

For directions to the hatchery go to our Visitor Information page.


Directors & Unit Leaders

Manuel E. Ulibarri, B.S., Center Director - Expertise: Program Development and Coordination. Manuel began his fisheries career as a student intern working for the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. Over the past 22 years he has overseen all operations at four USFWS Region 2 facilities. During this time he has developed expertise in warm water fish culture, specializing in the conservation of threatened and endangered aquatic species.

Vacant, Deputy Center Director

Wade Wilson, PhD, Research Unit Leader, Regional Geneticist

Martha Keller, Southwestern Fish Health Unit Leader

Vacant, Hatchery Manager

Fish Health Staff

Marlene Rodarte, B.S., Fish Biologist
Jason Woodland, M.S., Fish Biologist
David Hampton, Fish Biologist
Ashlie Peterson, Fish & Wildlife Biologist

Fish Culture Staff

William Knight, BS, Supervisory Fish Biologist (Acting unit lead)
Ian Paige, BS, Fish Biologist
Jesse Trujillo, Fish Biologist
Aaron Schmidt, Fish Biologist
Cecilia Lamb, Animal Caretaker

Research Unit Staff

Michael Schwemm, Research Fish Biologist
Tracy Diver, Fish and Wildlife Biologist
Sandra Bohn, Fish Biologist - Genetics

Administrative & Support Staff

Maria Bullard, Adminstrative Officer
Michelle Bell, Administrative Tech
Casey Booth, Office Assistant

Ty Terry, Maintenance Worker

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Last updated: June 10, 2016