|September 12, 2013
Calvin Bourdon retires after 25 years
Calvin Bourdon (left) recieves a gift from Rich Janssen (right) for 25 years of service as Pablo "Chib" Espinoza speaks. (courtesy photo)
BLUE BAY — Over the course of their career, workers rarely stay at one program anymore – let alone stay at the same program for more than 25 years. But that was the experience of Calvin Bourdon, who retires from the Tribal Conservation Officers Program, after more than 25 years of service.
Calvin began working for the Tribes more than 35 years ago and has worked as an Alcohol Counselor, Economic Development Planner, Dog Catcher, and he worked at Division of Fire before he worked as a Game Warden. He also served in the Navy for 6 1/2 years.
“Over the more than two decades as a Tribal Game Warden, Calvin has handled a number of challenges”, said his supervisor, Chief Pablo Espinoza. Calvin has always done his work with a positive attitude and that was one of his most important career accomplishments – working in a program where he was happy.
Calvin displays his new Pendleton jacket. (courtesy photo)
“Cal has been a valuable employee and is always well regarded by hunters and outdoorsmen. Hopefully during the next few years we can bring him back on a part time basis for special enforcement projects” according to Tom McDonald, Division of Fish, Wildlife, Recreation and Conservation Manager.
At his retirement luncheon at Blue Bay, Bourdon was gifted with a Pendleton Jacket for his many years of service to the Division of Fish, Wildlife, Recreation and Conservation. He was presented with the jacket by Rich Janssen, Natural Resources.