Executive Director – email@example.com
SHANNON MCNERNEY is an Oregonian by choice. Born in Denver, her family moved here before she had words to express her opinion on the subject. Shortly after she received her music degree from the University of Oregon they all left, but she chose to stay. However, like so many Oregonians, most of her experience of Oregon ended just east of the Cascades. In May of 2000 she made the first of many treks to Wallowa County that would later include rafting the Grande Ronde, riding the tram, cheering on search and rescue friends in the Chief Joseph Days parade, pints at Terminal Gravity, and introducing her city dogs to horses and deer.
Shannon’s professional experience includes staff leadership, fundraising, event management, marketing, and strategic planning. Prior to coming to Fishtrap, Shannon was the Executive Director of the Portland Symphonic Choir (the official choir of the Oregon Symphony), and worked as a consultant helping small businesses and nonprofits create effective marketing strategies.
Program Manager – firstname.lastname@example.org
MIKE MIDLO discovered Fishtrap back in 2000 while on a camping trip to the Eagle Cap Wilderness. The organization’s mission, the stunning scenery, and people of Wallowa County made an impression. Many vacation and work trips followed until he joined Fishtrap in 2013 as Program Manager. Before Fishtrap, Mike worked at Oregon Public Broadcasting where he earned two regional Emmy awards for his contribution to their flagship programs Oregon Experience and Oregon Art Beat. He’s made independent films, produced record albums, and pounded a few nails along the way. When not at Fishtrap, you can find Mike out hiking with his dogs or strumming old Western tunes.
Development Coordinator – email@example.com
CHRISTIAN AMBROSON is a lifelong Oregonian and Joseph High School alumni. After receiving a J.D. from Willamette University and practicing law in both Central Oregon and the Willamette Valley for three years, he decided to replant his Wallow County roots and shift his career focus by joining the nonprofit world. As the son of a Wallow County artist, Christian has a deep affection for the creative process and looks forward to applying his intellectual drive and his passion for both the arts and all things Wallowa County to one of its most vital community instituions.
Media Coordinator – firstname.lastname@example.org
JANIS CARPER was raised on a ranch in Eastern Washington. When she isn’t working as Fishtrap’s media coordinator and jill-of-all-trades, Janis can be found wandering the nearby forests gathering edibles, writing songs, making art, and playing music. She also founded and directs the Wallowa Valley Music Alliance.
Fishtrap Story Lab Coordinator – email@example.com
CAMERON SCOTT is a long-time Fishtrap Writer-In-Residence and fishing guide. His work has appeared in publications including the Burnside Review, High Country News, The Aspen Times, The Drake, The Mountain Gazette, The Ski Journal, The Sopris Sun, The Fly Fish Journal and various print and on-line literary journals.
OSU Arts Administration Assistant – firstname.lastname@example.org
ABBIE AMABISCA is a desert soul, born and raised in the heart of Arizona, where she’s developed a passion for prison education, mastering family recipes, and earned a BA in English: Creative Writing from Arizona State University. Always looking for an excuse to take a good road trip, she drove up the California Coast and became a Corvallis transplant, where she is currently a third-year MFA candidate in Fiction at Oregon State University. Her writing often explores characters from the fringes, third generational Chicano/Chicana youth, the complications of identity, and punk ethos and culture.