Rhea will replace longtime Jackson Fish Supervisor Rob Gipson who recently retired from the Game and Fish Department. Photo: Wyoming Game and Fish Department

JACKSON, Wyo. — Darren Rhea will serve as the region’s new Fisheries Supervisor, announced the Jackson office of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department today.

Rhea will replace longtime Jackson Fish Supervisor Rob Gipson who recently retired from the Game and Fish Department.

Rhea is a Jackson native and graduate of Jackson Hole High School. He holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Fisheries Sciences from the University of Wyoming.

In 2000, Rhea began working as a Fisheries Technician in Jackson for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. After some time spent with the U.S. Geological Survey at the Jackson Field Research Station, Rhea landed a position as a Fisheries Biologist for the Game and Fish Department in 2005, again working out of the Jackson office.

For the past 14 years, Rhea worked as a Fisheries Biologist at the Game and Fish office in Pinedale.

“It’s good to be back in Jackson,” said Rhea. “And I am really looking forward to working with the local angling community to manage their fishery and the complex issues that can be associated with that.”

Rhea has received several accolades. He was recently honored with the Game and Fish Department’s Fish Division Employee of the Year and also received the Pinedale Region’s Peer Recognition Award in 2019.

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Caroline Chapman is a Community News Reporter. She's a lover of alliteration, easy-to-follow recipes and board games when everyone knows the rules. Her favorite aspect about living in the Tetons is the collective admiration that Wyomingites share for the land and the life that it sustains.