Bob Lackey, 1967
Bob Lackey, 1967, Fisheries Biology, continues to teach part-time at Oregon State University in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife. These days, he spends a good portion of his spare time training his young shetland sheepdog, Chandler. Lackey reports that “training progress has been painfully slow, but I think I see glimmers of progress. This little 23-pound dog definitely has a mind of his own and is rarely convinced that my training priorities are fully compatible with his priorities.”
Don Rowan, 1992
Don Rowan, 1992 Fisheries Biology, is in his 17th year of science teaching. For the last three years, Rowan has been teaching Advanced Placement (AP) Biology, Biology, Biology 2, and AP Environmental Science at Bishop Union High School. He is also the Associated Student Body director and has recently been a peer reviewer for the “Journal of Fisheries and Wildlife Management.”
David W Heiser, 1963, 1965
David W Heiser, 1963 and 1965 Fisheries Biology, retired in 1997 from Washington State Parks. Prior to that he served with the Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game and the Idaho Dept. of Fish, Game and Wildlife. Since 2006, Heiser has lived in Arizona.
Mark Hudgens, 1999
Mark Hudgens, 1999 Fisheries Biology, was recently appointed the superintendent of the Mt. San Jacinto State Park. Hudgens spent the last 14 years in the Perris district, which measures roughly 8,800 acres compared to the 14,000 acres of the Mt. San Jacinto park.
Jim Parsons, 1979
Jim Parsons, 1979 Fisheries Biology, is an owner/partner in Troutlodge, Inc., the world’s largest supplier of rainbow trout eggs to the commercial and agency sectors. He was also elected president of the National Aquaculture Association in 2016.
Robert T. Lackey, 1967
Robert T. Lackey, 1967 Fisheries, was recently named a Fellow of the American Fisheries Society at the society’s 146th Annual Meeting in Kansas City, Mo. He has worked on an assortment of natural resource issues from various positions in government and academia. Most recently, he retired after 27 years with the Environmental Protection Agency’s national research laboratory in Corvallis, Ore., where he served as Deputy Director, Associate Director for Science, and in other senior leadership positions. Dr. Lackey has long been an educator, having taught at five North American universities and, currently, he teaches a graduate course in ecological and natural resource policy at Oregon State University. He has published over 100 articles in scientific and professional journals.
Keith Parker, 2015
Keith Parker, 2015 Fisheries Biology, recently received a $15,000 Switzer Environmental Fellowship for the 2016-17 academic year. This award is given to individuals who demonstrate outstanding leadership and dedication to working in the environmental field.
Robert P. Parker, 2011
Robert P. Parker, 2011 Fisheries Biology, began working for the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality as a Clean Water Act Section 401 coordinator in March.
Bruce M. Baker, 1988
Bruce M. Baker, 1988 Fisheries Biology, has been working as a fisheries biologist for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife since 1991.
Roger J. Haro, 1984
Dear Fisheries Colleagues,
I wanted to share that I was recently awarded the Wisconsin Professor of the Year award by CASE and the Carnegie Foundation. More details can be found at http://news.uwlax.edu/stellar-science/
My education at HSU and especially in the Department of Fisheries Biology helped me along this path to success. For that I will always be grateful. Thanks.
Lawson Snyder, 1980
Lawson Snyder, 1980 Fisheries Biology, was recently awarded the Louise Ireland Humphrey Achievement Award for outstanding career achievement by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Snyder spent 34 years with the FWC, having recently retired as Deputy Division Director of Habitat and Species Conservation.
Timothy E. Blewett, 1966
Timothy E. Blewett, 1966 Fisheries Biology, recently published nine novels on Amazon.com in a series is titled “A California Saga”. The first five novels take place in northern and central California and two of the main characters are professors at Humboldt.
Timothy Hamaker, 1977
Timothy Hamaker, 1977, Fisheries Biology, retired after 37 years as Fisheries/Aquatic Biologist in August. Hamaker began his career in 1977 and worked for four years as a Biologist for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Gulf Breeze, Fl., environmental research lab. Hamaker then moved to Environmental Research and Technology Inc., in Ft. Collins, Colo., working as a Fisheries Biologist. From 1986 to 1988 Hamaker acted as President and Principal Scientist at Aquatic BioSystems Inc., also in Ft. Collins. He then spent more than 25 years with CH2MHILL Inc. as a consulting Fishery Biologist, spending the last 23 years in Redding, Calif. Hamaker is married to Hoagy (Gilliam) Hamaker. The couple has six children including two HSU grads Nicholas (’02, ‘03) and Robin (Ray) Hamaker (’11) and five grandchildren. The couple resides in Redding, Calif.
Timothy E. Blewett, 1966
Timothy E. Blewett, 1966, Fisheries Biology, Environmental Management, After 21.5 years in the U.S. Air Force trying to learn a marketable skill, became a loss control consultant with Hartford Insurance. Blewett later went to work for the Arkansas Workers’ Compensation Commission. He retired from the AWCC about 14 years ago, and has since worked as a private contractor doing loss-control work. Sally, Blewett’s wife, is a travel consultant, and the couple has been to approximately 35 countries over the last 26 years. About 10 years ago Blewett had an idea for a story, which turned into a 184,000-word, unpublished novel, followed by eight additional novels, also unpublished. Blewett reports it’s been fun writing the stories and he might someday just try to put them out in the real world.
Andrew Jensen, 1996 (BS) and 2000 (MS)
Andrew Jensen, 1996 and 2000 Fisheries Biology, and Melanie Jensen, (’96 Wildlife Biology), met in an Icthyology class in 1992. Then 10 years passed and they bumped into each other in a grocery store in Santa Rosa, Calif., and exchanged phone numbers. After a year or so they got together for dinner, spent several months becoming friends, and got married in 2004. Andrew now works as a senior environmental scientist for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife working on anadromous fish restoration, and Melanie works for PG&E in the Gas Service Engineering Department. They settled in Redding, Calif., and have two daughters, and several pets. In September 2013, they visited HSU and showed their girls where they had met, and let them run around on the soccer field near the Fisheries and Wildlife Building. Andrew writes that HSU was a wonderful place to go to college, and hopes their girls will pick HSU for their college education. Interestingly, Melanie’s mother, Dolores Mattax, and aunt and uncle, Patricia Mattax and Jim Ingram, also attended HSU in the early 1950s. Patricia and Jim ended up getting married, and Jim is in the Hall of Fame as a football player and coach for HSU.
Ed Busch, 1980
I wanted to share the news that my project with civil war letters and photos went live today. See http://news.msu.edu/story/civil-war-stories-forever-preserved/
Lawson Snyder, 1980
Spent 31 years after graduaion with the Florida Game and Freshwater Fish Commission, which later became the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Started in 1980 as a freshwater fisheries biologist and is currently serving as Deputy Director of the Division of Habitat and Species Conservation.
Robert Klamt, 1974
I retired in November from the N. Coast Water Quality Control Board after 35 years of service, including 8 months as the Executive Officer. My work was mostly in monitoring and assessment of our N. Coast waters, and more recently in working with the timber industry on water quality issues.
Charles P. Meacham, 1970
After 50 years in Alaska (commercial fisherman, seafood processing, seafood inspector for U.S. Army, and 21 years with Dept. Fish and Game) moved to Gig Harbor, WA. Married to Charlene Heriot Meacham (also Humboldt grad) in 1969. Three children, 3 grandchildren.
Robert T. Lackey, 1967
Bob Lackey (Fisheries, ‘67) now teaches at Oregon State University. He has been engaged in developing online classes in natural resources as part of OSU ECampus.