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Michael Finley

Michael Finley
1521 Nottingham Circle
Medford, OR 97504
odfw.commission@state.or.us
Chair of the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission

Western Oregon
Appointment Effective: June 30, 2011
Term Expires: June 30, 2015

Michael Finley is President of the Turner Foundation, a private grant-making foundation that supports hundreds of grassroots, national and international organizations. Before joining the Turner Foundation, he spent 32 years with the National Park Service. During his career, Finley was Superintendent of Yellowstone National Park for 6.5 years and also served as Superintendent of Yosemite and Everglades National Parks and Assateague Island National Seashore. He directly managed hunting and fishing activities on National Park Service lands and waters in Alaska, Florida, Maryland, Virginia, California, Montana and Wyoming. He was also a commissioned law enforcement ranger and investigator for 10 years. Finley hunts and fishes, and is passionate about public recreation.

 
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Holly Akenson
72531 Farmers Ln
Enterprise, OR 97828
odfw.commission@state.or.us

Eastern Oregon
Appointment Effective: June 30, 2011
Term Expires: June 30, 2015

Holly Akenson has been a wildlife biologist and educator, primarily working in rural areas of Eastern Oregon and Idaho. She received her M.S. in Wildlife Resources from University of Idaho and B.S. in Biology and B.S. in Education from Eastern Oregon University. Most recently she worked for Wallowa Resources, providing education and field experiences for youth, university students and the community on stewardship of the natural resources of Wallowa County. Prior to that Holly taught field programs for University of Idaho students and conducted research and monitoring on wolves, cougars, bighorn sheep, bald eagles, and Oregon’s nongame Conservation Strategy Species for ODFW, IDF&G, and the Forest Service. She is a certified Wildlife Biologist. Holly currently works as a wildlife consultant and with her husband Jim, manages their tree farm. She serves on a local board promoting logging history. Holly is an avid archery and rifle big game hunter, angler, and wildlife photographer. She enjoys riding mules and taking a pack string into the mountains.

 
Bruce Buckmaster
Bruce Buckmaster
PO Box 238
Astoria, OR 97103
odfw.commission@state.or.us

Congressional District 1
Appointment Effective: June 1, 2015
Term Expires: May 31, 2019

Bruce Buckmaster is the retired owner and CEO of Bio-Oregon, Inc. Bio-Oregon introduced low phosphorus (less polluting) hatchery feeds to ensure compliance with clean water statutes and initiated fish-based nutrient supplementation to aid wild salmon recovery in Oregon rivers and streams. Bio-Oregon was one of Oregon’s largest secondary recyclers reclaiming value from 35-40 million pounds of on-shore fish processing waste annually. Now active as a community advocate and avid fly fisher, Bruce spends much of his time working on issues of stewardship and equitable use of natural resources.

 

Jason Atkinson

Jason Atkinson
PO Box 1931
Jacksonville, OR 97530
odfw.commission@state.or.us

Congressional District 2
Appointment Effective: June 1, 2015
Term Expires: May 31, 2016
Jason A. Atkinson is a public servant, filmmaker, author, consultant and passionate outdoorsman. For over 14 years, Atkinson served in the Oregon Legislature, 12 years in the Senate and was a candidate for Governor. He took a sabbatical from public life to make the film A River Between Us, a documentary of the largest conservation project in American history, that was released in 2015. He writes on public land, conservation, fish and wildlife issues in various publications and in his most recent title Inside Out. He is a past founding trustee of the Crater Lake National Park Trust and sponsor of the Crater Lake License Plate Bill that created classroom at Crater Lake for Oregon school children in four counties. Field and Stream called him a Hero of Conservation in 2015.
 
Gregory Wolley

Gregory J. Wolley
City of Portland
1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Room 750
Portland, OR  97204
odfw.commission@state.or.us

Congressional District 3
Appointment Effective: June 1, 2012
Term Expires: June 1, 2016

Gregory Wolley is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, and has lived in Portland for the past for 24 years. He currently manages small business development programs for the City of Portland. Greg has previously worked as a forest planner and conservation education manager for the US Forest Service, a regional open space planner for Metro Regional Parks and Greenspaces, and a preserve manager for The Nature Conservancy. He received his B.A. degree in behavioral biology from UC Berkeley, and an M.S. Degree in natural resource education from Southern Oregon University. Greg has served on numerous boards and advisory committees, including the Northwest Association of Environmental Professionals, the City of Portland Urban Forestry Commission, and parks and natural areas planning committees for Multnomah and Los Angeles counties. Greg’s passion is introducing new audiences to activities and careers in the outdoors. He enjoys many outdoor activities, including fishing, backpacking and kayaking.He lives with his family in the Grant Park neighborhood of Portland.

 

 

Bob Webber

Bob Webber
PO Box 257
Port Orford, OR  97465
odfw.commission@state.or.us

Congressional District 4
Appointment Effective: Feb 28, 2010
Term Expires: Feb 28, 2018

Bob Webber grew up in Tigard. He attended Linfield College and Willamette University Law School. Bob, and his wife Suzanne live on the Elk River outside of Port Orford. They have three daughters and five grandchildren. Bob is a partner in the law firm of Black, Chapman, Webber and Stevens in Medford, and works part time on the south coast. For the past 16 years, he has been a board member and past chairman of the 11,000-member Oregon Hunters Association. He is as an avid hunter and angler, and he also volunteers as a special prosecutor handling wildlife-related cases for the Curry County District Attorney's Office.

   
Laura Anderson

Laura Anderson
P.O. Box 1957
Newport, Oregon 97365
odfw.commission@state.or.us

Congressional District 5
Appointment Effective: June 1, 2012
Term Expires: June 1, 2016

Laura Anderson owns and operates Local Ocean Seafoods, a sustainability-focused seafood restaurant and fish market in Newport, Oregon. She also currently serves as the Executive Director of FISHCRED, a coastwide organization that represents commercial fishing business in Marine Spatial Planning. Coming from a commercial fishing family, she spent many summers working on her father's fishing boat before earning a Master's degree in Marine Resource Management from Oregon State University. In her younger years she served as a Peace Corps Volunteer working with artisanal fishers in the Philippines and also spent a year working in international business in Hanoi, Vietnam. Laura still enjoys traveling, particularly where it involves SCUBA diving and experimenting with new cuisines.

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