Environmental Education and Training

  • Conducted Listed Species Education Training for USACE Fish Entrainment Monitoring of San Francisco Bay Hopper Dredging; 2018-2019
  • Federal Small Business Association trainings: Government Contracting 101- December 12. 2018; National Veterans Resources Showcase- November 8, 2018
  • Mariners safety trainings aboard the hopper dredge Essayons 2011, 2016, 2018
  • Endangered green sturgeon radio tagging instruction, Uc-Davis, July, 2011
  • Endangered delta smelt identification training USBR- Tracy Fish Facility, August, 2011
  • 40-hour HAZWOPER annual recertifications, Compliance Solutions, Inc.;
    Portland, OR, 2004–2010
  • Aquatic Mollusk Sampling & Identification, USFS, Region 6;
    Sandy, OR, May 2000
  • FERC and Dam Re-licensing Workshop, USFS, Region 6;
    Sandy, OR,September 1999
  • Principles of Techniques of Electrofishing, workshop, Smith-Root Inc. & WSU;
    Vancouver, WA, 1999
  • DEQ Standardized Water Temperature Monitoring;
    The Dalles, OR, May 1999
  • Practical Approaches to Restoring Watersheds, AFS (Oregon Chapter);
    Sun River, OR 1999
  • Wildland Firefighting and Defensive Driving, USFS, Region 6;
    Barlow & Hood River, OR, 1997-1999 
  • B.S., Magna cum laude, major Fisheries Science, minor Chemistry; 
    OSU, 1998

Permits, Registrations and Certifications

  • State of California Scientific Collecting Permits for fish research
  • Federal Government System for Award Management (SAM) Registration
  • Certified Small Contractor and Supplier (SCS) King County, WA
  • HAZWOPER Certified, Compliance Solutions, Inc., 2004 to 2010
  • Boater Certification, Oregon State Marine Board, 2004
  • Open Water SCUBA Certification (National), NAUI, Oregon State University, 1997
  • Chainsaw - Felling & Bucking, USDA Forest Service, Mt. Hood National Forest; Dufur, OR, 1997 & 1999
  • Federal Motor Vehicle Operator Authorization under 16,000 lbs GVWR, USDA Forest Service, Mt. Hood National Forest; Hood River, OR, 1997

Research Skills

  • Collection of field data and data management, including quality control / quality assurance protocols
  • Use of GIS and statistical software, as well as spreadsheet, word processing, and database programs
  • Fish passage and screen evaluation
  • ESA biological assessments 
  • Fish, aquatic macroinvertebrate, and algae sampling and analysis including CERCLA processing methods
  • Safe vessel operations for fish and invertebrate tissue sampling using multiple boat-based methods including gill-netting and trawling
  • Sediment sampling and reporting including sediment core sampling, and the use of a Van Veen grab sampler as well as Vibracore and rotary drills
  • Habitat monitoring and restoration including stream habitat surveying and restoration
  • Snorkel surveying for monitoring of threatened bull trout including AFS survey protocols (Peterson et al. 2002)
  • Fish and invertebrate collection methods, including the use of multiple active and passive capture methods, and mark-recapture studies
  • Aquatic mollusk surveys, including C-3 Survey and Manage training, periphyton monitoring, and post-spill damage assessments 
  • Water quality monitoring, analysis, and reporting including turbidity, pH, DO, and conductivity
  • Electrofishing, including training as crew leader
  • Open water diver planning and training, set up of dive stations, transects, and point surveys
  • Riparian planting and revegetation
  • Processing of specimens and fish tissue, including fish dissection and lab setup
  • Skilled in identification of salmonoid juvenile and adult fishes as well as salmonid scale sampling, tissue sampling, and preservation
  • Quantified salmonid spawning and rearing habitat, and quality of upstream of fish passage barriers
  • Knowledge of Salmonid Screening Habitat Enhancement and Restoration (SSHEAR) protocol of WDFW
  • Ability to operate vessels up to 34 feet with jet and propeller outboard motors as well as canoes, kayaks, and rafts 
  • Use of anesthesia in fishes, including MS-222 and clove oil
  • Use of Passive Integrated Transponder (PIT) tag, Pan-jets, radio tags, Floy tags
  • Use of rotary screw traps to 6 foot diameter, including installation, operation, and maintenance