Key Staff

Joe Miller is a fisheries scientist with a diverse background in aquatic biology, regulatory compliance, and program management in the Pacific Northwest spanning 20 years. He has worked successfully with federal, state, tribal, and private entities to develop creative, efficient solutions to address complex resource...
Mark Weiland is a scientist with 23 years of experience working in streams, lakes, and rivers throughout North America, and 21 years working in the Federal Columbia River Power System. His technical expertise includes development of new monitoring technologies, leading multidisciplinary research teams, and conducting...
Joel LaHaie is a fisheries scientist with 17 years of experience in the fisheries industry, with a strong background in field evaluations, equipment installations, and oversight of teams in remote locations. He started his fisheries career as a fish culturist in Chinook Salmon restoration programs in the Columbia River Basin before working for nearly 10 years...
Kevin McCraney is a data visualization and digital infrastructure specialist with 3 years of experience visualizing large datasets. He strives to communicate complex concepts simply, leveraging his global teaching experience and technical ability. Kevin has previously worked with the...
Molly Steere is a Technical Editor with 10 years of experience writing and editing for businesses, organizations, and publications. Her diverse background includes experience in marketing, social media, and business management. Prior to her career in writing/editing, she was a mechanical design engineer for 10 years in...
Josh Murauskas is an aquatic resources scientist with 22 years of experience throughout North America, working for county, state, federal, and private entities. Josh started his fisheries career working with a conservation district in the 1990s, and has continuously chased opportunities to work in streams, rivers, and lakes...
Lucius Caldwell is a fisheries scientist with over a decade of fisheries and aquatic science experience in the Pacific Northwest and throughout North America. Lucius uses his technical, project management, and data analysis skills to serve a wide range of clients—such as tribes, state and federal agencies, conservation districts...
Megan Stachura is a fisheries scientist with 10 years of experience managing, statistically analyzing, and visualizing environmental data and communicating findings for effective natural resource management. Megan previously worked with the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) on a variety of projects, ranging...
Melissa Hambelton is a fish counting supervisor with 7 years of experience in fish counting operations on the Columbia River. Melissa is a lynchpin in our fish counting programs, using her strong planning and problem-solving abilities to manage operations, counters, and client communication and to ensure the highest quality of...
Maddy Carpenter is a technician with a keen attention to detail. Her thorough reviews aid in performing quality control and data management for our adult fish counting programs. Maddy is also a full-time student studying environmental science, which complements her interest and aptitude in environmental conservation, natural resource...
Pradeep Mugunthan has 19 years of experience in hydrodynamic, sediment transport, and water quality modeling and evaluations. As a founding member of Four Peaks Environmental Science and Data Solutions, Pradeep is committed to bringing the state-of-the-science in surface and...
Nate Hough-Snee is a wetland and riparian ecologist with 12 years of experience in ecological research and monitoring, natural resource planning, and restoration design and assessment. With a strong background in floodplain and wetland vegetation study design and implementation, statistics and geographic information...
Alex Caillat is a fisheries and data scientist with 10 years of experience working in lake, river, and ocean systems throughout North America. His skills and background include modeling of aquatic and habitat systems, participation in multidisciplinary fisheries investigations, and management and analysis of automated telemetry system...
Renee Hedine has over 25 years of professional experience in business accounting and taxes. Her specialties include bookkeeping, payroll, and human resources, and she is skilled at accurate job costing, contract billing, implementing employee benefits packages, cash flow analysis, and business reporting to state and federal...
Sam Haffey is an environmental and software engineer who brings 22 years of experience in data management for physical and biological studies to our projects and is a licensed Professional Engineer in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and New York. Sam delivers tremendous energy and vision to our team as a founding...
Erika Rubenson is a fisheries scientist with 6 years of research experience in fisheries ecology, species distribution models, nonnative species, and warm water fisheries. Erika is a skilled scientist, program developer, and project manager, using data, models, and statistical analyses to develop creative solutions for complex fisheries challenges...
Elliot Koontz is an environmental data scientist with 6 years of experience in quantitative ecology, computer programming, and natural resource management. Elliot has worked collaboratively with the Freshwater Ecology and Conservation Lab at the University of Washington and the U.S. Forest Service to...
Carolyn Roper is a seasoned product delivery professional with over 15 years of operational and logistical experience across all sectors. Her specialties include strategic operational support and analysis to senior leadership, marketing and technical communication, and process improvement. Carolyn’s editing experience includes...