Key Personnel

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

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

Leah Sullivan
Senior Fishery Biologist
Leah Sullivan is a Senior Fishery Biologist with more than15 years of experience in conducting small and large scale acoustic, radio and PIT telemetry studies... 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

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

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

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

Kyle Hatch
Fishery Biologist
Kyle Hatch is a Fishery Biologist with four years of experience in the Columbia, Snake and Yakima rivers. Mr Hatch is an expert in numerous field sampling and monitoring techniques...View Profile

Christina Frantz
Fishery Biologist
Christina Frantz is a Fishery Biologist with three years of experience in the mid-Columbia and Snake rivers...View Profile

Jim Stephenson
Logistics Manager
Jim Stephenson is a Logistics Manager with seven years of experience in the Columbia River basin, primarily conducting acoustic telemetry studies at hydroelectric projects...View Profile

Michael Meagher
Senior Software Engineer
Michael Meagher is a Senior Software Engineer with more than 30 years of experience in database and application design, development and maintenance for biological and environmental monitoring projects...View Profile

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

Miguel Martinez
Data Analyst/IT Support
Miguel Martinez is a Data Analyst/IT Support with 10 years of experience, five years specific to fisheries-related work in the Pacific Northwest, in particular in the mid-Columbia River Basin. Mr. Martinez is a lead in technology research and project solutions for data transfer...View Profile

Matt Hanson
Senior Systems/Network Engineer
Matt Hanson is a Senior Network Engineer with more than 20 years of experience in IT management, network and server administration, programming, web development, and end-user support...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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