March 22 – Jason Lewis, Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge

 “Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge: Conserving the Future and Connecting People to Nature”


Jason Lewis is the Refuge Manager at Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge.  Prior to coming to northwest Ohio in 2011, Jason spent 4 years at Mingo National Wildlife Refuge in southeast Missouri and 9 years at Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge in southeast Indiana.   He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Ball State University.   Jason is married to Gwen and they have two young girls: Willow 6 years old and Wren 4 years old.  He is an avid birdwatcher and enjoys photography, sports, and outdoor recreation.  Jason and his family live in Elmore, Ohio.