Tim is the recently appointed Executive Director of the Powder Basin Watershed Council. However, he is not new to the area. A native Oregonian, he moved with his family to La Grande in 1975 where he completed Jr. High, High School, and two years of study at Eastern Oregon State College. Then he completed his studies at Oregon State University, and in 1986, received a Bachelor of Science degree in Fisheries Science. His father instilled a love for the natural world, taking him hunting and fishing at a very young age. Later on, many an evening was spent discussing/debating the natural resource issues of the time. Finally, with college degree in-hand, his father instructed that it was time to go out and make a difference. After college, he returned “home” to northeast Oregon where he worked at his dream career as a fisheries biologist with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. Tim served as the District Fish Biologist in the Umatilla and La Grande Districts, Northeast Oregon Fish Habitat Program Leader, and as Fish Habitat Biologist in both La Grande and Pendleton. He retired from ODFW this past September after 34 years with the agency. He looks forward to his new “adventure” with the watershed council hoping to be a part of implementing good stewardship of the area’s natural resources for the benefits of the people, fish and wildlife. Tim and his family (wife Amanda and two sons Christopher and Collin) enjoy spending their time “choring” on their small farm outside of Cove, cutting “too much” firewood, hunting, fishing, camping, and generally enjoying the natural beauty of northeast Oregon and the friendly people.