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Zarnowitz

Jill E. Zarnowitz
Yamhill, OR
ODFW.Commission@state.or.us

Congressional District 1
Appointment Effect: September 1, 2019
Term Expires: August 31, 2023

In 1988, Jill came to Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW), and over the next 21 years she held prominent positions as the Agency’s lead on water policy (program manager), assistant division administrator and nine years as Assistant Director (Administrator) in its Habitat Division. Accomplishments during her career include developing the first ODFW instream water right rules, applying for instream water rights, overseeing ODFW’s involvement in removing Savage Rapids Dam, reviewing major hydroelectric relicensing, wind energy, State Forest plans, and mining projects, among others. Jill retired from ODFW in 2009. Jill and her husband, Mark, raised a daughter, now age 23. They currently operate a vineyard and wine business in Yamhill, Oregon.

 
Hatfield-Hyde

Becky Hatfield-Hyde
Paisley, OR
ODFW.Commission@state.or.us

Congressional District 2
Appointment Effect: November 25, 2019
Term Expires: November 24, 2023

Becky Hatfield-Hyde is a rancher, writer and consultant who splits her time between the southeast and central Oregon communities of Beatty, Paisley and Brothers. She has spent the past 20 years working with Tribes, NGOs, elected officials and the agricultural community on water issues in the Klamath Basin, helping design the first Tribal water settlement in the Upper Basin on her family’s Yamsi Ranch. She has worked to sustain fish and wildlife on her ranch properties, including a current effort to enhance sage-grouse habitat on her family ranch near Brothers. She and her husband, Taylor, have five children.

 
Gregory Wolley Gregory J. Wolley
Lake Oswego, OR
ODFW.Commission@state.or.us

Congressional District 3
Appointment Effective: June 1, 2012
Term Expires: 5/31/2020

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.

 
Mary Wahl

Mary Wahl
Langlois, OR
ODFW.Commission@state.or.us
Chair of the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission

Congressional District 4
Appointment Effective: May 15, 2019
Term Expires: May 14, 2023

Mary and her siblings are 4th generation ranch owners on Oregon’s south coast. She managed the Watershed Services program for the City of Portland for a decade, and managed toxics cleanup programs for Oregon’s Department of Environmental Quality before that. She has a BA in Education from OSU, and a Masters from Harvard University.

Mary retired from her work in Portland to focus on Oregon’s south coast conservation efforts.  Her current work is conserving Oregon’s land base for agriculture and habitat, integration of conservation and ranch operations, and protecting one of Oregon’s last coastal old growth forest watersheds.  She is currently on the board of the Wild Rivers Land Trust, and served as the Kalmiopsis Audubon Society’s representative on ODFW’s Conservation and Management Plan advisory group.

 
Bob Spelbrink

Robert (Bob) Spelbrink
Siletz, OR
ODFW.Commission@state.or.us


Congressional District 5
Appointment Effect: May 15, 2019
Term Expires: May 15, 2020

Bob Spelbrink is a lifelong Oregonian, recently retired (2015) Dungeness crab fisherman and an active Oregon licensed salmon sport fishing guide. He has fished and crabbed in offshore waters from California to Alaska and also holds a 100-ton Coast Guard license. He received a degree in Business from Oregon State University and was then commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army, later serving in both the Oregon National Guard and Army Reserve before his honorable discharge with the rank of Captain. Spelbrink has previously worked in advisory capacities with OFDW on a variety of both commercial and recreational fishery and crabbing issues, including as the Tri-State Dungeness Crab Commission delegate and ODFW Dungeness Crab adviser representing the Newport fleet. He also worked with ODFW on development of the Yaquina Basin Fish Management Plan, Cascade Head Marine Reserve, and the recent Coastal Fish Management Plan (CMP) for the mid coast region.

 
Labhart

Mark Labhart
Sisters, OR
ODFW.Commission@state.or.us

East of the Cascades
Appointment Effect: July 1, 2019
Term Expires: June 30, 2023

Mark Labhart is a former Tillamook County Commissioner where he served for 12 years. Prior to that he worked for the Oregon Department of Forestry for 34 years with 20 years as the Manager of a majority of the Tillamook State Forest. He was an Incident Commander on one of Oregon Fire Teams for 11 years. He has served terms on the Fish Restoration & Enhancement Board, the STEP Advisory Committee, the Oregon Hatchery Research Center and the ODF&W External Budget Advisory Committee. He chaired the Legislative Task force to find alternate funding sources for ODF&W. Labhart sits on the OSU Sea Grant Advisory Committee as well as the OSU Extension Statewide Advisory Committee. He was a founding member of the Salmon Super Highway Project that looks to restore salmon access to tributaries in Tillamook County. He was chosen as Tillamook County’s Citizen of the Year and volunteer of the year previously and Forester of the Year for Oregon by the Society of American Foresters. His passion is fly fishing in the central Oregon lakes and deer and elk hunting. He and his wife moved to Sisters to be closer to children and especially their grandchildren.

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