Utah Division of Wildlife
Assistant Aquatic Section Chief
I am currently working for the Utah Division of Wildlife as the Assistant Aquatic Section Chief in charge of fish health and fisheries research. Specific responsibilities include serving as Utah’s primary Fish Pathologist and program manager for Utah’s Fisheries Experiment Station (FES). Station activities include providing a comprehensive program for fish pathology, aquatic research and fish culture services in relation to the Aquatic Section Statewide objectives and fisheries program needs. I also work as a member of the Aquatic Section administrative staff, Fish Health Policy Board and Western Regional Aquaculture Center to advise in the development of policies and procedures relative to fish health, fish culture and fisheries management throughout the State. Prior to this assignment I served as the Fish Health Specialist and laboratory manager for the State’s fish health laboratory from 2005-2016. I received my A.S. in Fish and Wildlife Management (1994) from Hocking College, B.S. in Fisheries Management/Aquaculture (1999) from the University of Idaho and M.S. in Fish Health/Aquaculture (2003) from the University of Idaho.