Graham has been a long-time supporter of Washington Trout/The Wild Fish Conservancy. His interests in fish conservation began in the mid to late 1980’s. After snorkeling the Tolt River, counting steelhead with Kurt Beardsley, he returned to school at Bellevue Community College to earn an AAS. He received a B.S in Zoology from Western Washington University in 1996 focusing on aquatic entomology and an M.S in Forest Ecosystem Science in 2001 when the Center for Streamside Studies existed within the College of Forest Resources at the University of Washington. His work there focused on the transfer of marine derived nutrients from Coho salmon carcasses to caddisfly larvae via the Oomycetes (water molds) that colonize dead and dying salmon. Graham has since worked in Weyerhaeuser's Western Timberlands Research group, as an aquatic biologist, responsible for the company’s stream typing program in Washington State. He gained extensive experience conducting juvenile salmonid population and habitat surveys for both internal and cooperative research purposes. Having a personal connection to people with disabilities, he currently works for the Auburn School District as a special education paraprofessional. Graham has been an avid fisherman all his life and still enjoys salmon and steelhead angling of various techniques. His keen awareness of the dynamic nature of riverine systems has allowed him to be successful in these endeavors. Aside from fishing in both fresh and saltwater, Graham also enjoys hiking, razor clamming, a variety of music genres, tinkering with vintage Volkswagens, and gardening.