P.O. Box 281213
Lakewood, Colorado 80228-8213
(720) 962-7259 Fax: (720) 962-7263
Shane is a Fish Biologist at Western Area Power Administration's Corporate Services Office in Denver, Colorado. He attended the University of New Hampshire from 1988-1995 and received a Bachelor’s degree in Water Resources Management and a Master’s in Zoology. From 1996-1998, he was in Nepal as a Peace Corps volunteer working on watershed conservation projects in the Himalaya near the Tibetan border. In 1998, he returned to the U.S. and began work for the National Marine Fisheries Service in Alaska, first as a fisheries specialist and then soon after as the Steller Sea Lion Recovery Coordinator in the Protected Resources Division.
While in Alaska he was the lead on drafting numerous high-profile section 7 consultations under the Endangered Species Act and was the coordinator for a recovery plan for Steller Sea Lions. He also spent six months on a detail in Portland Oregon, working on various recovery plans for listed salmon species in the Columbia River. Shane and his family moved back to the lower-48 in 2007 to work with Western and was elected as the Technical Work Group Chair in July 2008. Shane has also served on the Biology Committee and is currently the alternate on the Management committee for the upper basin recovery program. In July 2012 Shane stepped down as the TWG Chair to move to the other side of the table to represent Western and the CRSP Management Center.