Our advisors are diversely skilled and passionate about the Fish Northwest mission. We lean on them regularly for their constructive feedback and technical guidance.
Tony is a 40-year plus year veteran of developing and promoting sport salmon fishing in Washington. He began his career in 1977 in the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Public Affairs Office as the spokesman for the department. Tony was very involved in the annual salmon season setting process and participated as an advisor to the Sport Salmon Advisory Board. He retired from the agency after serving 30 years. Tony went on to work for the Northwest Marine Trade Association in Seattle, producers of the Seattle Boat Show for 14 years as Director of Fishing Affairs and continued his activism to promote sport salmon fishing. He also created and managed the Northwest Salmon Derby Series. Today, he is the current Saltwater Editor of the Salmon & Steelhead Journal.
President/CEO, Northwest Marine Trade Association (NMTA)
Owner of G. Little Construction, Gage is a member of PSA (East Jefferson County) and MA6/9 advisor to WDFW on the Puget Sound Salmon Advisory Group (PSSAG). He is a passionate angler from Marine Area 9 (Port Townsend), fishing for salmon in his home waters of MA6/7/9 as well as tuna fishing in MA2/3/4.
Nello is the Executive Director of CCA Washington. He was born and raised in Seattle and is a lifelong resident of the beautiful Pacific Northwest. As the Executive Director of CCA Washington, he has been involved in regional, state and federal fisheries issues for over a decade.
Retired in 2020 after 43 years of public service, Steve was the WDFW Hatchery Operations and Reform Manager for Region 4 North. In that role, Steve worked with co-managers and NOAA to obtain the Hatchery and Genetic Management Plan (HGMP) for the hatcheries in Region 4 and also worked to increase production of hatchery fish and integrated wild fish stocks. He is an avid sportsmen from the time he could walk, enjoying fishing for salmon, steelhead, lingcod, halibut, trout, shrimp and crab.
Art is a technician at Point Defiance Marina and passionate angler from Marine Area 11 (Tacoma). He is a PSA member (Gig Harbor), CCA member, advisor to NW Salmon Research, advisor to WDFW on the Puget Sound Recreational Enhancement Fund oversight committee and MA11 advisor to WDFW on the Puget Sound Salmon Advisory Group (PSSAG).