Media resources

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) media contacts are listed below along with links to WDFW social media accounts.

Visit the newsroom for news releases, blog posts, and agency, Director, and Fish and Wildlife Commission statements.

We invite media to email to start receiving WDFW news releases in your inbox. 

Invitamos a los medios de comunicación a enviar un correo electrónico a la dirección:  para que comiencen a recibir comunicados de prensa del Departamento de Pesca y Vida Silvestre (WDFW) en su bandeja de entrada.

Media Contacts

Communications Division
Office: 360-902-2250

Sam Montgomery
Communications Division Manager
Cell: 360-688-0721

Ben Anderson
WDFW-managed lands & water access areas, habitat restoration & protection, southern resident killer whales, recreation
Cell: 360-480-4465

Jennifer Becar
Wildlife, birds, whales, hunter education, hunting regulations, threatened and endangered species, climate change
Cell: 564-669-0850

Becky Elder
WDFW Police, enforcement issues, poaching, public safety response 
Cell: 360-701-7026

Anour Esa
Cell: 564-233-8339

Kelly Hall
Columbia River fisheries, warmwater fisheries, fishing regulations
Cell: 360-742-1820

Lisa Hoang
Puget Sound toxic contaminants
Cell: 564-233-8554

Mark Yuasa
Saltwater and salmon fisheries, shellfish, salmon hatcheries, fishing regulations
Cell: 360-338-5494

Regional communications contacts

Staci Lehman
Wolves and Eastern Washington issues
Region 1, Eastern (Asotin, Columbia, Ferry, Garfield, Lincoln, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, Walla Walla, and Whitman counties)
Cell: 509-710-4511

Nicole Jordan
Region 2, North Central (Chelan, Okanogan, Douglas, Adams, and Grant counties)
Cell: 509-906-6837

Jennifer Johnson
Region 3, South Central (Benton, Franklin, Kittitas, and Yakima counties)
Cell: 509-864-1973

Chase Gunnell
Western Washington issues including European green crab emergency
Region 4, North Puget Sound (Island, King, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish, and Whatcom counties)
Cell: 360-704-0258

Britton Ransford
Region 5, Southwest Region (Clark, Cowlitz, Klickitat, Lewis, Skamania, and Wahkiakum counties)
Cell: 564-236-5672

Bridget Mire
Region 6, Coastal Region (Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Kitsap, Mason, Pacific, Pierce, and Thurston counties) including Olympic Peninsula and Chehalis Basin
Cell: 564-224-0845

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