Ann Whitfield Powers

Executive Director –

Ann Whitfield Powers, Executive Director holds an MA in English from Florida State University and an MFA in Creative Writing from Pacific Lutheran University. Before Fishtrap, she was Development Director for two of Portland’s Waldorf Schools, taught literature and creative writing at Linfield College, and served as Executive Director for the Florida Public Interest Research Group. She now lives in Joseph with her husband and two sons, age 9 and 15.




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Program Manager –

Mike Midlo, Program Manager was born in Minnesota but like generations of mid-Westerners, followed the Oregon Trail out West. Before joining Fishtrap, Mike worked as a television producer 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 him out hiking with the dogs or strumming old Western tunes. He lives in Enterprise.





Heather Tyreman

Bookkeeper -

Heather Tyreman, Bookkeeper grew up in Anaheim, CA and graduated from Pomona College. After 20 years of army service and world travel, she and her husband settled in Joseph to open The Bronze Antler, their bed and breakfast.






Janis Carper

Media Coordinator –

Janis Carper, Media Coordinator 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 gathering morels, writing songs, and playing music. She also founded and directs the Wallowa Valley Music Alliance.







BioPicEric Greenwell

Office Manager / Administrative Assistant –

Eric comes to us after graduating from University of Idaho’s MFA program this past spring. While he was there he was appointed as the Editor-in-Chief of the literary journal, Fugue.  He brought the journal into the digital age, creating a website for them and digitizing all their past issues. He also initiated a fundraiser which helped bring the journal into the black and has become a fun annual event in Moscow.  Before graduate school he worked for two years in the human resources department of a major hospital, doing data entry, health insurance processing, and staff orientation and training sessions. 

Lauren Sewell

Whitman Environmental Humanities Intern –

Lauren Sewell originates from Poulsbo, Washington, a small Norwegian town in the Puget Sound region. This fall she will enter her senior year at Whitman College where she pursues a B.A. in Environmental Humanities. At Whitman, Lauren works as a writing fellow and as an assistant in the alumni office. This summer Lauren will assist with Summer Fishtrap and in her free time looks forward to exploring, drinking coffee, and adventuring in and around the Wallowas.