Farm Bill Biologist - SE Montana
Sterling Spilinek is the eldest son of three and was born and raised in Douglas Wyoming. Sterling attended Whitman College in Walla Walla Washington where he played on the baseball team and received a degree in Biology. During his time at Whitman, Sterling wrote a thesis on foraging activities of oligolectic bees, from field work performed in Öland Sweden. After college Sterling moved back to Wyoming and started working for the Wyoming Game and Fish. For over three years Sterling worked seasonal jobs across Wyoming from, Habitat and Access Technician, Access Yes Technician, Hunter Manager Coordinator, and Black Bear Monitoring Technician. After making the decision to continue his education, Sterling enrolled at Texas State University into the Wildlife Ecology program. Sterling wrote his graduate thesis on rumen morphology of white-tailed deer comparing energy of diets and presented his research for the coveted Cottam Award at the Texas Chapter of the Wildlife Society. Sterling was the recipient of the Dan L. Duncan scholarship through the Houston Safari Club, which funded his research and schooling. In his spare time Sterling enjoys archery hunting, fly fishing, and bird hunting with his German Wirehaired Pointer Flint.