Heritage and Wild Trout Program Staff Directory

Headquarters Staff

Picture of Farhat Bajjaliya holding a Chinook Salmon.

Farhat Bajjaliya

(916) 375-5482

980 Riverside Parkway Suite 110
West Sacramento, CA 95605

Image of Michael Mamola holding a California Golden Trout.

Michael Mamola

(916) 375-5485

980 Riverside Parkway Suite 110
West Sacramento, CA 95605

Regional Staff

Click a map region to see contact information below.

CDFW Regions map Northern Region North Central Region Bay Delta Region Central Region South Coast Region Inland Deserts Region

Northern Region

Michael Dege, Fisheries Biologist

Michael Dege

(530) 510-3310

601 Locust Street
Redding, CA 96001

Sam Plemons, Fisheries Biologist

Sam Plemons

(530) 605-8317

1530 Schwab Street
Red Bluff, CA 96080


North Central Region

Leslie Alber, Senior Environmental Scientist

Leslie Alber

(530) 708-1475

1701 Nimbus Road, Suite A
Gold River, CA 95670

John Hanson, Fisheries Biologist

John Hanson

(916) 358-4351

1701 Nimbus Road, Suite A
Gold River, CA 95670


Central Region

Ken Johnson, Fisheries Biologist

Ken Johnson

(559) 243-4017 ext. 248

1234 E. Shaw Avenue
Fresno, CA 93710


Bay Delta Region

Currently Vacant

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South Coast Region

Russell Barabe

Russell Barabe


3883 Ruffin Road
San Diego, CA 92123


Jennifer O'Brien

(562) 626-9284

4665 Lampson Ave.
Los Alamitos, CA 90720


Inland Deserts Region

Nick Buckmaster, Environmental Scientist

Nick Buckmaster

(760) 920-8391

787 North Main Street Suite 220
Bishop, CA 93514

Jennifer Hemmert, Environmental Scientist

Jennifer Hemmert

(951) 634-8793

26229 Jefferson Avenue
Murrieta, CA 92562