The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Kemmerer Field Office (KFO) is pleased to announce that three new employees have joined its staff, Deej Brown, Marvin Huntley and Phillip Lockwood.
Raised in Etna, Wyo., Deej Brown earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife and Wildlands Conservation at Brigham Young University and takes on the position of KFO physical scientist. While at college, she worked on a black bear study and conducted a spring gradient analysis to aid in the study of sensitive fish species and predation on them by the mosquito fish. She has worked in habitat restoration, as a wildlife biological science technician with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and as a reclamation specialist in the BLM Wyoming Pinedale Field Office.
Brown enjoys duck and big game hunting, shooting clays, watching movies, camping and fishing and is very active with Ducks Unlimited and 4-H. She and her family are excited to be a part of the Kemmerer community.
Marvin Huntley is the newest petroleum engineering technician (PET) in the KFO. Huntley joined the U.S. Navy after graduating from high school in Glenrock, WY. After eight years in the Navy’s submarine service, he earned an Associates of Applied Science Degree in Controls Technology at San Juan College in Farmington, NM, then spent a year working at the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station west of Phoenix, AZ. In 2003, Huntley returned to Farmington and began his career with the BLM; he transferred to the BLM Wyoming Newcastle Field Office in 2007. He is pleased to be with the KFO and looks forward to forming good working relationships with the area oil and gas operators.
In his spare time, Huntley spends time with family, watches sporting events, and travels. He hopes to be able to enjoy some of the wonderful outdoor activities that Western Wyoming has to offer.
Phillip Lockwood joins the KFO as fuels technician. Lockwood started his federal career with the U.S. Forest Service’s (USFS) Kemmerer Ranger District (KRD) in 2001 as a seasonal employee. He graduated from the University of Wyoming in 2004 with a Rangeland Management and Watershed Ecology degree and accepted a permanent appointment with the USFS KRD as a senior firefighter. In 2006, he was promoted to assistant engine captain and then fire engine captain a year later. Lockwood has primarily worked in fire but is also very involved with fuels and recreation and has participated in both prescribed fire and mechanical treatments with the Bridger-Teton National Forest and BLM.
Lockwood is extremely excited to start his career with the BLM. While working with the USFS, he had planned on landing a fuels position and knew he wanted to stay in Kemmerer. “When this opportunity became available, I had to jump on it.”
KFO Field Manager John Christensen is very positive about the new additions to his staff. “Each of them brings their own talents and skills to these positions and I know they will prove to be tremendous assets to the KFO and its management of public lands.”
For more information about the KFO, please visit http://www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/field_offices/Kemmerer.html or call 307-828-4539.
The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2014, the BLM generated $5.2 billion in receipts from public lands.