Joe Verrelli lives in the small town of Quilcene, WA on the Hood Canal. For ten years he worked for the Northwest Watershed Institute leading crews of tree planters and ecologists during the restoration of Tarboo Creek, a salmon stream just outside of Quilcene. Joe has also worked as a commercial salmon fisherman in Bristol Bay, Alaska and as a commercial mushroom harvester all up and down the West Coast. After receiving his Associates of Applied Science from Peninsula College, Joe spent a lot of his free time volunteering with Wild Fish Conservancy, beach seining for juvenile salmon in the Hood Canal. He was hired on as a field technician in January of 2018. Joe is very excited about his first year working on the pound net project in Cathlamet, WA.