Warren Colyer, Director
316 Burlington Ave.
Missoula, MT 59801
Warren Colyer received a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Washington and a M.S. in Aquatic Ecology from Utah State University. He began working for TU in 2002 as the Field Coordinator for TU's Strategies for Restoring Native Trout Program, and moved to the Bear River in 2004. As a fisheries biologist, Warren enjoys using applied research to implement restoration projects that benefit native trout.
Alan Moore, Director of Northwest Watershed Programs
227 SW Pine St, Suite 200
Portland, OR 97204
Alan Moore started working in TU's Portland Oregon office in 1999 as a press officer and part-time administrative assistant following a two-year tour with Oregon Trout. Since then he's undergone many title changes and job-description adjustments, being named acting director of the Pacific Salmon and Steelhead office in fall of 2007. Born and raised in Oregon's Willamette Valley, he earned his degree in print journalism from the University of Montana, where he learned that research and writing about coldwater fish provided the clearest path to a career in which a trout stream and a fly rod is always within reach.
Kirk Dahle, Project Coordinator
Bear River Native Trout Program
Kirk Dahle began working for TU in 2007. He is involved with the Bear River Native trout program and is currently working to expand this project into Utah portions of the watershed. Kirk received a B.S. in Fisheries and Wildlife from Utah State University in 2000 and is currently finishing a M.S. in Fisheries Biology at USU. He comes to TU with experience on various projects concerned with western native fish conservation gained while working for private, state, and academic organizations during the past 7 years.
Pam Elkovich, Project Manager
Boise River Home Rivers Initiative
Pam Elkovich coordinates restoration projects in the Boise River Watershed. Since 2006, she has been expanding Trout Unlimited's abandoned mine lands restoration projects in the area. No stranger to Idaho's water issues, before coming to TU, Pam spent 13 years working at the Idaho Dept. of Environmental Quality. Pam has a B.S. in Environmental Health and learned to fly fish on the Au Sable River in Michigan in the early 80s. One of Pam's goals is to put local small business contractors to work restoring the creeks and providing conservations opportunities for people from all walks of life in the Boise area.
Jeff Hastings, Project Manager
Driftless Area Restoration Effort
Jeff Hastings has been the Project Manager for the Driftless Area Restoration Effort since 2006. Prior to working for Trout Unlimited Jeff attended the College of Natural Resources at the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point where he majored in Wildlife Management and Biology. After a brief internship at Horicon Wildlife Refuge in Central Wisconsin, Jeff spent the next 25 years managing county conservation departments.
Rob Roberts, Project Manager
Middle Clark Fork Home Rivers Initiative
Rob Roberts lives in Missoula, Montana and organizes stream restoration projects in historic mining areas. His work is focused on improving habitat and connectivity for bull trout and westslope cutthroat, mostly in the Middle Clark Fork River sub-basin. Before coming to Trout Unlimited, he spent more than two years with the Peace Corps at the end of a dirt road in Madagascar and graduated with a degree in Psychology from Wake Forest University. Most recently he has learned to paraglide.
Elizabeth Russell, Mine Restoration Project Manager
Colorado Abandoned Mine Projects
(303) 440-2937 ext. 104
Elizabeth Russell is the Mine Restoration Project Manager for Colorado, based in Boulder. Previously, Elizabeth worked as the Education and Outreach Coordinator for TU's Colorado Water Project. She recently earned an M.A. in Geography from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and holds a B.A. in Geography from San Francisco State University. Before coming to TU, she worked for eight years doing fundraising and political organizing for various non-profit organizations. Her time off is spent enjoying Colorado's great outdoors with her family.
Darek Staab, Project Manager
Upper Deschutes Home Rivers Initiative
Darek Staab has been living and working in the Pacific Northwest for the past nine years. With a background in Fisheries and Wildlife Biology from Utah State University, he has been studying fish and rivers for the past 17 years throughout the West and into Alaska. Work has been focused on scientific research, restoration ecology or education, including a Masters of Education in Natural Science Education with a focus on Watershed Based Service Learning. During a recent position in Washington, he developed several programs on the Elwha River dam removal and restoration effort, directing programming on watershed restoration ecology.
Matt Woodard, Project Manager
South Fork Snake Home Rivers Initiative
(208) 552-0891 ext. 713
Matt Woodard has been with TU since 2001. He graduated from Idaho State University with a BS in Economics in 1976 and then was a managing partner in J.D. Woodard&Sons farm partnership until 1992. The family farm grew hard red winter wheat and malting barley, he is a third generation dry land Idaho farmer. From 1992 to 2001 he worked for John Deere implement dealers. He is currently the chairman of the East Side Soil Conservation District and the Chairman of the Upper Snake River Basin Advisory Group. He was also one of the founding members of the South Fork Coalition and is a past president of the local TU Snake River Cutthroats chapter.