Key Personnel

Blue Leaf's team consists of scientists, database engineers and technical specialists who work side by side.

Cindy Fitzgerald
Database Manager
Cindy Fitzgerald is a Database Manager with 16 years of experience, over half of which have been involved in biotelemetry evaluations of downstream migrations at hydropower dams on the mid-Columbia and Snake rivers...View Profile

Julie Harper
Wildlife Biologist
Julie Harper is a Wildlife Biologist with over eight years of experience, three years in the Columbia River basin, and seven in the Pacific Northwest. Ms. Harper is an expert in the application of radio- and GPS-telemetry...View Profile

Kyle Hatch
Senior Fishery Biologist
Kyle Hatch is a Senior Fishery Biologist with seven years of professional experience in the Columbia, Snake and Yakima River basins focused on survival and behavior evaluations of...View Profile

Bryan Nass
Senior Fisheries Ecologist
Bryan Nass, M.Sc., Senior Fisheries Ecologist with LGL, has 27 years of experience managing, implementing, and reporting on fisheries research and monitoring programs. Mr. Nass has directed fishery research projects ...View Profile

Nicole Ogan
Fishery Biologist
Nicole Ogan is a Fishery Biologist with five years of experience in the Yakima and Columbia rivers. Ms. Ogan has experience and professional training in surgical (PIT, radio and acoustic) implantation techniques...View Profile

Suzie Rizor
Biologist
Suzie Rizor is a Biologist with 12 years of experience, seven years in the mid-Columbia River Basin.  Ms. Rizor's expertise is in assisting in the management of large scale acoustic telemetry studies...View Profile

Dave Robichaud
Senior Ecologist/Biometrician
Dr. David Robichaud is a Senior Ecologist and Biometrician whose expertise is in the field of behavioral ecology. His professional career started with LGL Limited in 2001, and has focused on...View Profile

Audrey Thompson
Senior Aquatic Biologist
Audrey Thompson is a Senior Aquatic Biologist based out of our Bellingham, Washington office. Ms. Thompson has diverse experience in numerous aspects of consulting...View Profile

Mark Timko
Principal Investigator
Mark Timko is a Senior Fishery Biologist with over 20 years of experience in fisheries science.  Mr. Timko is the Principal Investigator and owner of Blue Leaf Environmental and has been responsible for designing ...View Profile

Michele Timko
Office Manager/Bookkeeper/Biologist
Michele Timko has managed the Blue Leaf office since 2011. Ms. Timko gained her office management expertise through years of experience managing a laboratory in Seattle, WA and Nairobi, Kenya for ...View Profile

Corey Wright
Senior Fishery Biologist
Corey Wright is a Senior Fishery Biologist with over 10 years of experience in conducting various acoustic, radio and PIT telemetry studies... View Profile



Consultations

We offer consultations, at no cost, to discuss your project and needs. We have technical expertise in nearly all facets of fisheries telemetry and are happy to share what we’ve learned over the years. We are not a manufacturing company and thus are not bound to a particular product or vendor. This allows us to have tremendous flexibility in project design and to implement technologies where appropriate. For example, in one study alone this season we are using equipment from Lotek, HTI, Biomark, Teknologic, and InterOcean Systems to provide answers to a very complex question on the Columbia River. We are a leading source of knowledge in the industry and we are always willing to share that knowledge. If you are considering a study please drop us an email or give us a call.

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