2017 Chapter Elections

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Paul Glander

I've worked thirteen years in the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service Midwest Regional Office in the “federal aid” program now known as the Division of Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration.  Prior to that, I was an Area Fisheries Supervisor, Asst. Area Fisheries Supervisor and Federal Aid Coordinator for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.  I began my fisheries career working for the Indiana Department of Natural Resources from 1981 to 1992.  I earned a Masters in biology from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana and Bachelors in biology from what is now called Millersville University in Pennsylvania. 

I've been an AFS member (Chapter and “parent society”) since graduate school in the late 1970s.  I've held positions in both the Indiana Chapter (including Chapter President 1989 -1990) and Minnesota Chapter (currently on the EXCOM 2015 through 2017 and in the 1990s as a DNR employee).  I was active with the North Central Division Rivers & Streams Committee for a number of years while working for the Indiana and Minnesota DNRs.  I’d be happy to give something back to the Chapter and Society that has meant so much to my career by serving as President elect of the Minnesota Chapter.  

Executive Committee - Federal

Craig Kelling

Craig Kelling has been a Fish and Wildlife Biologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Wildlife (USFWS) and Sport Fish Restoration Program (WSFR) since 2014. His main duties include reviewing, approving, and monitoring Sport Fish Restoration, State Wildlife, Landscape Conservation Cooperative, and Great Lakes Fishery Commission grants in Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Craig enjoys tackling the complex regulatory issues that come with the territory and, more importantly, making sure his State partners get the resources they need for their conservation efforts. In 2011, Craig earned his B.S. in Biology (Ecology) from Winona State University where he held multiple internships with both the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (Shallow Lakes Program) and the U.S. Geological Survey. In 2014, Craig earned his M.S. in Natural Resources (Fisheries) from the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point while working as a USFWS Pathways student in WSFR. Craig joined AFS in 2010 as an undergraduate student and has since written/reviewed several articles for AFS journals and books. As an avid outdoorsman, Craig enjoys hunting and fishing as well as hiking with his wife and daughter.

Executive Committee - Academic

Neal Mundahl 

I have been teaching biology at Winona State University since 1989, mostly ecology/aquatic/vertebrate classes.  I have a BA from Winona State, MS from Michigan Tech, and a PhD from Miami U (Ohio).  Recent research efforts include trout and non-game fish population studies, especially in habitat improvement reaches, aquatic invertebrate response to flooding, lake fisheries response to dredging, and invasive plant/prairie studies.  I previously served as the Academic rep on the state EXCOM, and as a member of the certification committee for the parent society.

Kyle Zimmer 

I’m a Professor in the Biology Department at the University of St Thomas, and I have been a member of both the state and national AFS chapters for quite a while.  My research program has historically focused on the ecology of shallow lakes, especially the influence of fish on shallow lake food webs.  But I have recently moved into deeper water, and I am also looking at how zebra mussels influence energy flow in deeper lakes, as well as prey selection and habitat use by cisco.  Undergraduates have always been a key part of my research program at St Thomas, and I feel one of our chapter’s top priorities should be getting undergraduate and graduate students from across the state engaged in the fisheries field.  


Calub Shavlik

I received my B.S. degree in Aquatic Biology from Bemidji State University in 1995. After graduating, I worked in both the fisheries field and the chemistry field until an opportunity came up to go back to school and get my graduate degree in 1998. I completed my M.S. degree in Fisheries Science from Texas Tech University in 2000. I started my professional fisheries career in 2001 at the Eden Prairie office working for the “Fishing in the Neighborhood” program. Then in 2002, I transferred to the Walker Fisheries office as a fisheries specialist.  In 2012, I took a promotion over to Park Rapids to become the Area Assistant Supervisor.  

I became a member of the American Fisheries Society in 1998 and Minnesota chapter in 2000.  I received a special recognition award in 2010 for my contribution to the Minnesota chapter.  I have been involved with the registration portion of the annual meeting for several years.  To maintain my involvement with AFS, I have decided to run for re-election for secretary/treasurer.