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Kenai River Sportfishing Association
224 Kenai Ave., Ste. 102
Soldotna, AK 99669
Tel: (907) 262-8588
Fax: (907) 262-8582

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Our Staff and Consultants

Ricky GeaseRicky Gease - Executive Director

Ricky Gease is Executive Director of Kenai River Sportfishing Association, a position he has held since 2004. Prior to joining KRSA, Gease worked as the executive director of the Kenai Convention & Visitors Bureau for two years and as the museum manager of the Kenai Visitor and Cultural Center for four years. From 1992 to 1997 he was a park ranger at Kenai Fjords National Park in Seward. Gease has served on numerous non-profit and fishery boards and commissions. He holds bachelors and masters degree in Biology from Stanford University, and has a Foraker Certificate in Non-Profit Management. He and his wife, Bunny Swan, live in Kenai. 





Kelly HankeKelly Hanke - Office Manager & Fundraising Coordinator

Kelly Hanke is Office Manager and Fundraising Coordinator for KRSA, positions she has held since 2001. Before joining KRSA, she worked for the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District for nine years and Choice Realty for six years. Kelly has been a volunteer for the Soldotna Elks Lodge, Volleyball Booster Club, Kenai River Professional Guides Association, Trappers Association, SAFE Kids Program and Parent Teacher Student Association. 






Kevin DelaneyKevin Delaney - Fishery Biologist Consultant 

Kevin Delaney is a fishery biologist consultant with Kenai River Sportfishing Association. Delaney retired in 2000 after 25 years with the Alaska Department of Fish & Game. The last position he held there was Director of the Division of Sportfish. Delaney was an active member of the Alaska Sustainable Salmon Fish Policy Committee and he has worked on various committees with the International Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies and the Western Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Karen, who shares his love of fishing. Delaney also enjoys training horses, hiking, snowmachining and working on the family cabin in Talkeetna.




Ray BeamesderferRay Beamesderfer - Scientist 

Ray has worked as a contract fish scientist for KRSA since 2001. He is the President of Fish Science Solutions and works on a variety of fish conservation and recovery, fishery management and sustainability, hatchery evaluation, and biological assessment projects for State and Federal agencies, Indian tribes, private industry, and non-governmental organizations from Alaska to California. He previously worked for 17 years with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, and holds a bachelors and masters degrees in fish biology and fisheries resources from the University of California at Davis and the University of Idaho.





Donna Bucy - Bookkeeper