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Curt Melcher

Curt Melcher is a native Oregonian, who graduated from the University of Oregon with a B.S. degree in Biology.

He has devoted 28 years of his career to the protection and management of Oregon’s fish and wildlife. During his time at the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife, he has represented the State of Oregon in numerous regional management forums, including the Pacific Fishery Management Council, Klamath Fishery Management Council, and Pacific Salmon Commission Southern Panel.

He served as the Deputy Director for ODFW, accountable for all Fish & Wildlife programs leading over 1,200 employees. Curt was appointed the Interim Director in September 2014 and Director in February 2015.

Curt is passionate about the conservation of Oregon's natural resources and is an avid hunter and angler.

 

Curt Melcher

Curt Melcher, Director
Oregon Department Of Fish and Wildlife

   

Erica Kleiner, Deputy Director for Administration

Erica Kleiner oversees the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s core business functions.  Erica is committed to streamlining ODFW’s business processes and improving service delivery for customers.  She connects strongly with ODFW’s mission and takes pride in supporting it through quality and efficient business practices.

Erica grew up in a rural coastal community in Northern California and has resided in Oregon for the past twenty years.  Erica holds a B.A. in Political Science from Linfield College, a Master’s in Public Policy from Oregon State University, and a Certificate in Public Management from Willamette University. 

Prior to Erica’s career at ODFW, she oversaw the development and implementation of several state agency budgets through her work at the Oregon Department of Administrative Services and the Oregon Legislative Fiscal Office.  

Erica enjoys shell fishing at the Oregon coast and recently enjoyed an opportunity to participate in a pheasant hunt.

Curt Melcher

Erica Kleiner, Deputy Director for Administration
Oregon Department Of Fish and Wildlife

   

Shannon Hurn, Deputy Director for Fish and Wildlife Programs

Shannon Hurn is the Deputy Director for Fish and Wildlife Programs. She oversee the day-to-day activities regarding fish and wildlife management and serves as the agency’s Legislative Coordinator.

Shannon graduated from Washington State University with a B.S. in Natural Resource Management, and has an M.S.L. in Environmental Law and Policy from Lewis and Clark Law School. 

She has worked for Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife since 2000; prior to that she worked in Alaska as a commercial fisheries observer, Washington State Department of Agriculture, and US Geological Survey.

Shannon grew up on the Columbia River and enjoys angling, is also an avid hunter and is committed to ensuring the sustainable future of wildlife in Oregon.

Shannon Hurn

Shannon Hurn, Deputy Director for Fish and Wildlife Programs
Oregon Department Of Fish and Wildlife

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