Monday, August 27, 2012

Happy Trails!

Columbia River Fisheries Program Office IT Specialist Mike Margeta has decided to call it a career.  Mike will be retiring effective Aug. 31, 2012.   After spending 5 years in the United States Army, Mike began his federal career with the Internal Revenue Service in 1990 as a management assistant.   In 1993, Mike joined the United States Fish and Wildlife Service as a computer specialist at the regional office in Portland, Oregon.  Mike’s career with the Service then led him to California for a time where he provided computer software analysis and design, data communications, programming and maintenance support for the Sacramento/San Joaquin Estuary Fishery Resource Office.  Mike returned to Oregon in 1996 when he became the computer specialist for the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Office.  In this position, Mike provided computer support for 5 Ecological Service Offices, 7 Refuges and 2 Law Enforcement Offices.   In April of 1998, Mike crossed the Columbia River to become the IT specialist for the Columbia River Fisheries Program Office, his current position.  Mike has been a valuable member of the CRFPO team over the past 14 years.  He has helped support the computer needs for upwards of 60 people on a daily basis.  Currently, he is putting the finishing touches on an IT Continuity of Operations plan for the office.  In retirement, Mike looks forward to spending more time with his children and playing the guitar, one of his passions.  He is planning on taking some college classes as well.  We appreciate Mike’s years of dedicated service and wish him a long, happy retirement.
Submitted by Larry Fishler

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