The CCFEG Board of Directors and staff meet on the second 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

Board of Directors

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CCFEG Board and Staff (From left to right: Ken Bevis, Matt Shales, Jason Lundgren, Kristen Kirkby, Gary Neumann, Mark Kacmarcik, Greg Knott, Charles Brushwood, Keith Kistler and Sean Koester) Not Pictured: Phil Archibald, Dick Evans and Chris Danforth.

Charles Brushwood - President

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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 Evans - Vice President

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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 Knott

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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 of experience managing irrigation ditch special use permits associated with streams containing three 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.

Phil Archibald

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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 CDLT properties in the Entiat Valley.

Ken Bevis - Secretary

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Ken currently works for Washington Department of Natural Resources as the Statewide Forest Landowner Assistance Fish and Wildlife Biologist. He has worked in natural resources since 1981, and 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.

 

Keith Kistler

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Keith Kistler is an Anadromous Fisheries Biologist for the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation (CTCR).  He was educated at the University of Wisconsin with a degree in Zoology.  He has been a biologist in Washington State for over 20 years.  He was a Fish and Wildlife Biologist for the U.S. Forest Service and focused on habitat restoration and small and large mammal ecology.  Currently, Keith manages the Okanogan Subbasin Habitat Improvement Project for the CTCR, which designs and implements habitat rehabilitation projects for the benefit of anadromous salmonids.

Mark Kacmarcik

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Mark Kacmarcik is a registered professional engineer living in Wenatchee. Mark has worked for more than 12 years as a geotechnical engineer involved in design and construction of a wide variety of civil works projects. Mark's primary area of specialization is in geotechnical design of river related projects, including modifications to dams and levees, stream restoration, fish passage and mine reclamation. Mark earned his Bachelor's and degree in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech in 2005. In his spare time, Mark enjoys whitewater kayaking, wilderness canoe tripping, backcountry skiing, trail running and mountain biking. Mark joined the CCFEG Board in 2016. 

Gary Neumann

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Gary was raised and educated in Michigan, where he graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology and Chemistry. In Washington, he first lived on Bainbridge Island and then moved to Palisades, where he has lived now for 5 years. He has raised 2 sons with his wife of 25 years. He has been interested in nature and natural history for his whole life and is concerned with man’s interaction with the natural world. 

Chris Danforth 

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Chris Danforth is the Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Stevens Pass Mountain Resort and resides in Leavenworth. He has worked in the outdoor sports industry for 23 years. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. Chris spends most of his free time outdoors fly fishing, snowboarding & splitboarding, hiking, mountain biking and kayaking with his wife Maura and yellow lab Della. Chris joined the CCFEG Board in 2016.