Our Team


Fishtrap Staff

Fishtrap Board of Directors

Mellie Pullman


Joella Arment


Pamela Royes

Vice President

Susan Badger Jones

Susan Badger-Jones


Kellee Sheehy


Kate Forster


Kate Carman


Janie Tippett


Elizabeth Oliver


David Laskin


Fishtrap Advisors


Molly Gloss

Novelist, books include The Jump Off Creek and The Hearts of Horses

Jim Hepworth

Professor emeritus at Lewis-Clark State College, publisher at Confluence Press

Marc Jaffe

Retired editor and publisher, Bantam Books, Random House, and Houghton-Mifflin

Teresa Jordan

Artist, writer, books include Field Notes from Yosemite: Apprentice to Place and Riding the White Horse Home

Al Josephy

Environmental Pler, Washington State Dept. of Ecology; adjunct faculty in Environmental Sciences at The Evergreen State College

Bill Kittredge

Retired professor, University of Montana, author of Owning It All and Hole in the Sky and co-editor of The Last Best Place: A Montana Anthology

Craig Lesley

Author of The Sky Fisherman and Storm Riders; on the faculty of Pacific University’s Low Residency MFA program

Jonathan Nicholas

Former columnist and editorial board member of the Oregonian, Vice President at Moda Health

Diane Josephy Peavey

Rancher, writer, author of Bitterbrush Country

Kate Power

Singer, songwriter, former owner of Artichoke Music in Portland, Music School Director at Dusty Strings in Seattle

Primus St. John

Poet, retired professor, Portland State University, author of Communion

Kim Stafford

Director, Northwest Writing Institute at Lewis and Clark College; author of Early Morning: Remembering My Father and 100 Tricks Every Boy Can Do: How My Brother Disappeared

Luis Alberto Urrea

Writer, professor, author of The Hummingbird’s Daughter, Queen of America, and Devil’s Highway

Rich Wandschneider

Founding director of Fishtrap, director of  The Alvin M. and Betty Josephy Library of Western History and Culture