(509) 476 3444

Jason lundgren  

executive director

A graduate of The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Jason Lundgren has been involved in fisheries and natural resources for 17 years. Jason is an avid angler, and previously worked for the South Puget Sound Salmon Enhancement Group, our counterpart in Olympia, before moving on to a role with the Salmon Recovery Funding Board. Now the Executive Director of CCFEG, Jason is very excited to be involved in salmon recovery in such a vibrant area. Jason lives in Leavenworth with his wife, three kids and the family dog, George.



(509) 449 2346

Kristen kirkby

Fisheries Biologist

Kristen Kirkby is a fisheries biologist with over a decade of field experience working with salmonids in the Pacific Northwest. A native Washingtonian, Kristen received a BA from Whitman College and an MS in Fisheries Science from Oregon State University. Working in waters from Alaska to Northern California, she’s represented state and federal agencies, universities, and tribes. Kristen is based in Twisp and lives in the Methow Valley where she enjoys all manner of outdoor exploration, and has a particular fondness for donning a mask and snorkel to get face-to-face with the underwater world.


Jen Herdmann

salmon education lead

After graduating from Central Washington University with a BSc in Biology, Jen has worked as a crew leader and biological fisheries technician for Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, Grand Canyon National Park, and US Fish and Wildlife Service monitoring and recovering endangered fish throughout the Upper Colorado River Basin. When she's not talking about or working with native fishes, she can be found wading in streams trying to outsmart them. 


Shelly Swanson

Finance manager

Shelly attended Griffin Business College in Bellevue WA.  She began bookkeeping for her parent’s family business before she was even out of high school.  With over 30 years of experience she has found her niche working with nonprofits.  She is a long-time resident of Leavenworth and is Mom to two busy daughters, Pocket, and a proud grandma. Shelly likes to spend her free time outdoors exploring our wonderful region. She is an avid traveler, having been all over Europe and all points in-between.



(509) 630 4160

Aaron rosenblum

project manager

Aaron is a transplant from the Colorado Front Range who is happy to now call North Central Washington home. Since graduating with a Master’s in Natural Resource Stewardship with a specialization in Ecological Restoration from Colorado State University, he has worked across the west in a diversity of ecosystems for the Bureau of Land Management, a non-profit, and most recently, a conservation district here in Washington.  Aaron enjoys all manner of outdoor activities, especially hiking, camping, fly fishing, snowboarding, and foraging, and is excited to spend many years exploring all that Washington has to offer. He lives in Cashmere with his wife, son, and the family dog, Piper.