Service Award: Greg Kloxin, 10 Years
|(From left) Mike Rooker, OCC chairman; Greg Kloxin, OCC/WQ assistant director; and Mike Thralls, OCC executive director; as Greg was recognized for 10 years of service.
Greg Kloxin, OCC/WQ assistant director, was recognized at the August 2010 Commission meeting for 10 years of service to OCC.
Greg Kloxin grew up in Perry, OK and is a graduate of Perry High School where he participated actively in the local FFA serving as Chapter President his senior year and earning the State Farmer title. He comes from a long line of Oklahoma residents including participants in the Cherokee Strip Land Run of 1893. Greg has solid roots in conservation as his grandfather, Russell Lewallen, was a long time district conservationist for the Soil Conservation Service in Pawnee County. He is a two-time graduate from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Ecology and a Masters of Science in Zoology. Preceding his employment with the Commission, Greg served for seven years as a Fish and Wildlife Biologist for a private ranch in East Texas during which time he was responsible for over 600 acres of fishing lakes and over 13,000 acres of wildlife habitat. While in east Texas, Greg also founded and conducted his own fisheries and lake management consulting business.
Prior to becoming assistant director of the Water Quality division, Greg was the division's senior technical writer and before that held the environmental manager position.
Greg resides in Guthrie with his wife Melody and son Josiah.