Staff

Mike Midlo

Interim Directormike@fishtrap.orgMidlo_01

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.

 

 

 

 

BioPicEric Greenwell

Development Coordinatoreric@fishtrap.org

Eric comes to us after graduating from University of Idaho’s MFA program in May 2014. While there he was appointed Editor-in-Chief of the literary journal, Fugue.  He brought the journal into the digital age, creating a website and digitizing all past issues. He also helped initiate a fundraiser which brought the journal into the black. Winner of Writing in the Wild and Centrum fellowships, and runner-up for the 2016 PEN Northwest Wilderness Writing Residency, he respects the role of Western landscapes in creativity, introspection, and interconnectedness. When he isn’t writing, he reads, hikes, or turns old pallets into new tables.

 

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Janis Carper

Media Coordinatorjanis@fishtrap.org

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.

 

Cameron Scott

Fishtrap Story Lab CoordinatorCam Scott and a big one – cameron@fishtrap.org

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.

 

Maria  Shaw

Bookkeeper admin@fishtrap.org

MARIA SHAW, Bookkeeper, comes to Fishtrap after an illustrious career in management consulting. Happy to be finished with big business, she spends her time enjoying music, the scenery, drawing, writing, cooking with friends, and the company of her colleagues at Fishtrap. She loves it here.

 

 

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OSU Arts Administration Assistantmaya@fishtrap.org

MAYA POLAN has an appetite for travel. She first drove cross-country when she was 18, and has since been to forty-seven states. She’s lived in Connecticut, California, Indonesia, and Oregon, and graduated with a BA in Literary Arts from the University of Redlands en route. Currently, she’s a degree candidate for a MFA in poetry from Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon, where she’s also worked for the Spring Creek Project for Ideas, Nature, and the Written Word, Oregon State University Press, and Cloudbank Books.

 

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Fishtrap College Instructor
– alyssa@fishtrap.org

ALYSSA HALTON was born and raised just outside of Ithaca in the Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York. After graduating with a BA in Creative Writing from St. Lawrence University, Alyssa decided to dedicate her attention towards pursuing her writing. She is a recent East-to-West Coast transplant and now lives in Joseph, where she is an MFA Candidate in Creative Non-Fiction at Oregon State University. Her writing is interested in examining the connection between place and personal identity, often reflecting the myriad of places she, at some point, has called home.

 

Sam Traylor

Sam Traylor

Whitman Environmental Humanities Intern

SAM TRAYLOR is a third year student at Whitman College, studying the Environmental Humanities. Growing up in Western Washington’s Skagit River Valley instilled in him a love for small towns and outdoor spaces. Sam is interested in anything active, from running and skiing to rock climbing and kayaking. He hopes one day to be a high school teacher.