Professional Development Subcommittee

The Professional Development Subcommittee of the Board of Professional Certification approves or rejects applications for professional certification and works with the Coordinator of Unit Services to review Professional Development requests (both for certification and renewal). It is their obligation to be fair and objective and to maintain the integrity of the process. They also strive to complete reviews in a timely manner.

The Professional Development Subcommittee has at least one member from each Division, and has at least one faculty member from a college or university, one employee from a government agency, and one from the private sector.

2018-2019 Professional Development Subcommittee

Gabe Gries, Professional Development Chair

Fish Biologist

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Division of Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration

[email protected]

Representing: Government, Northeastern Division

Term: Jan 2017 -2020

Patrick Schmalz

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Email: [email protected]

Representing: Government, North Central Division

Term: Sept. 2017-2020

Trina Hedrick

Northeastern Region Aquatics Manager

Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

[email protected]

Representing: Government, Western Division

Term: Jan. 2017-2020

Benjamin Cross

Colville Tribes Fish and Wildlife Department

[email protected] 

Representing: Government, Western Division

Term:  January 2018-2021

Hilary Meyer

Fisheries Biologist

South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department

[email protected]

Representing:  Government, North Central Division

Term:  January 2018-2021