(509) 888-7268 PO Box 3162 Wenatchee, WA 98807
The CCFEG Board of Directors meets on the first Tuesday of every month from 9am - 12pm in Pateros or Chelan. CCFEG welcomes public attendance at these meetings. For more information contact our office at 509.888.7268
Chuck Brushwood is a Policy Analyst with the Colville Confederated Tribes' Fish and Wildlife Department. In that capacity, he provides legal and policy support to the Colville Tribes Fish and Wildlife Department Director and staff. Chuck is a graduate of the Evergreen State College and Willamette University College of Law, and is an attorney licensed to practice law in Washington State. Prior to coming to work for the Colville Tribes, Mr. Brushwood worked for the U.S. Forest Service for ten field seasons in various capacities, including as an ecologist, wildland firefighter, and wilderness ranger
Dick has a long history working for the federal government (NOAA and US Navy) in the marine environment. His experience ranges from developing and testing underwater vehicles and sonar equipment to researching tuna distribution patterns and the effects of the ocean environment on their movements. Dick is an avid angler and brings years of experience as a Board member with the Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement Group.
Greg is currently working for the Methow Salmon Recovery Foundation in Twisp, WA. He has 27 years of forested ecosystem management and restoration experience with the US Forest Service including 7 years experience managing irrigation ditch Special Use permits associated with streams containing thre ESA listed species. More recently, Greg has 6 years of experience working for the Bureau of Reclamation as the Methow Subbasin Liaison. In this capacity, he managed the ESA listed species habitat restoration program for Reclamation in the Merthow Subbasin. Greg has been on the CCFEG Board of Directors since September 2009.
Aaron Penvose has been working on natural fisheries issues throughout the Pacific Northwest for the last 10 years. Aaron has worked on watershed issues in the public and private sectors, with experience ranging from field work in wilderness areas to project management and consulting. Aaron has a B.S. degree in geology from the University of Montana, which he uses as a foundation in his fisheries and stream restoration work. He has been involved with the American Fisheries Society, Trout Unlimited, Wenatchee Valley Fly Fishers, watershed education networks and kids fishing programs. In addition to serving on the CCFEG board he is also on the board of Growing Washington, a non profit which promotes sustainable agriculture, grows good veggies and encourages the next generation of farmers. In his spare time he enjoys fishing, hiking where there is fishing, gardening, traveling and fishing.
John Arterburn has spent the last 10 years serving the fisheries resources of the Upper Columbia Region. He has worked for the Colville Tribes as a fish biologist working with both resident and anadromous fish recovery, monitoring, and planning. In addition to serving on this board he is also a member of the Upper Columbia Regional Technical Team, Pacific Northwest Aquatic Monitoring Steering Committee, and the American Fisheries Society. He received his B.S. in fishery biology from Colorado State University and M.S. from South Dakota State University being named as the outstanding student in his graduating class at both institutions. Before becoming a fish biologist, he spent the previous decade working in business management but has always had an avid interest in fishing.
Phil Archibald most recently worked as a Fisheries Biologist for the Entiat and Chelan Ranger Districts in the Wenatchee National Forest, and held this position from 1992 through 2010. He is an aquatic and riparian specialist for watershed analyses, and is a charter member of the Entiat Watershed Planning Group Technical Assistance Committee. Phil performed biological assessments for ESA-listed species like bull trout, steelhead, and spring run Chinook, and has provided interpretive education for local elementary and high school students.
Phil has been employed by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife as an Experimental Biological Technician and Crew Leader, where he undertook a biological sampling of Snake River northern pikeminnow, and previously worked as a Biological Technician in Idaho's Nez Perce National Forest doing stream surveys and watershed condition inventories.
Phil received his B.S. in Fisheries Science in 1990 from the University of Washington School of Fisheries, where his studies emphasized freshwater aquatic resource management and recreational fisheries. He has a solid background in fisheries science, quantitative science, and communication. He has also completed courses in limnology, water management/hydrology, fluvial geomorphology, entomology, geology,and two graduate-level courses in stream/river ecology.
Phil, a skilled and knowledgeable birder, is a member of his local Audubon chapter and has been an avid recreational angler since 1960. His interests also include gardening, botany, camping, canoeing, hunting, and hiking, and he has served since 1992 on the Scholarship Committee of the Lake Chelan Sportsman's association. Phil is also a member of the Chelan-Douglas Land Trust, and serves on their stewardship committee as site steward for CDCT properties in the Entiat Valley.
Gil is currently retired but has no problem staying busy. He has been a member of the Wenatchee Valley Fly Fishers for 19 years and is currently the editor of their newsletter The Fly Paper. He served in the United States Coast Guard for 22 years, holding many positions with them such as boat inspector, Forensic document inspector and Commander. As well he was a founding member of The Department of Homeland Security. After that he was a machinist, and tool and die maker until he went into business for himself as Roses Construction. Currently most of his time is spent in the shop, tying flies, making rods, nets and musical instruments. He serves on the board because of the fact that he is conservation minded and he also does presentations, programs and slide shows for other clubs and organizations. His chief interests these days are fishing and enjoying retirement.
Don’s earliest fishing memories were The Cedar River, Green and Ballenger Lakes in the Seattle area. Don’s interest fly fishing started on Hi Hume Lake in BC. He is a member of the FFF, TU and CCA. His first organized conservation effort (picking up trash) was on the South Platte River with the Cutthroat TU Chapter in Littleton, Colorado. Don is presently a member of the Wenatchee Valley Fly Fishers (WVFF). His professional career eventually took him to Southeastern Louisiana.
While living in SE Louisiana he became a member of the Pontchartrain Basin Fly Fishing Club (PBFF). He served at various times as Club treasurer, secretary and president. Fly fishing in Louisiana with generous limits and filled coolers, highlighted the need for conservation. The PBFF started teaching children how to tie flies that lead to invitations to teach fly tying at numerous wildlife functions, and exposed fly fishing to a large number of children. Next came retirement and a move to Wenatchee to be near his mother-in-law.
Soon after arriving in Wenatchee, Don joined the local FFF club (WVFF) and served as Conservation Chairman and First VP. Don is presently VP of Conservation for the state of Washington FFF organization. Don is also representing the WVFF as a member of the
Shoreline Master Program (Chelan County)
Grant County PUD White River Work Group
Cascade Columbia FEG
Ken, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Watershed Steward for the Upper Columbia Region and state liason to CCFEG and the RFEG program, has worked in natural resources since 1981. He earned his M.S. in Biology at Central Washington University, and his B.S. in Forestry and Wildlife from Virgina Tech.
Ken is a lifelong naturalist, fisherman, and hunter. He is known throughout the Columbia Basin for his odd sense of humor and gravely singing voice, both of which are routinely on display at local salmon festivals and celebrations.