Our Team

Strong companies are built with strong teams. Gorge Analytical places a critical value on the team it fosters; this team is comprised of the Gorge Analytical staff, the clients we serve, the vendors that support our capabilities, and the partners that enable future growth. Gorge Analytical is earning trusted, long-term relationships by guaranteeing fast turnaround and defensible, quality analytical data.

Introducing Gorge Analytical’s Management Team

Jeff Fetkenhour, President
Prior to founding Gorge Analytical, LLC, Mr. Fetkenhour served as the Analytical Department Manager for the Southwest Research Institute at the Umatilla Chemical Demilitarization Facility (UMCDF). Jeff also served as manager for Radian International on contract to Raytheon Missile Systems to establish start-up operations for Total Chemical Management. He successfully realized an unexpected startup within three (3) months for a just-in-time delivery operation with over one million dollars of environmentally sensitive inventory. Jeff combines technical expertise with forward-thinking leadership and management to accelerate the continuous improvement required in a new, fastgrowing industry. Jeff participates in a number of industry technical workgroups and has given presentations on quality at area conferences.

Michelle Fetkenhour, Laboratory Director
The laboratory at Gorge Analytical is managed by Laboratory Director, Ms. Michelle Fetkenhour. Michelle brings to the company over 10 years of laboratory management experience and 14 years of critical laboratory analysis experience. Prior to her tenure at Gorge Analytical, Michelle managed the Analytical Department for the Southwest Research Institute at the Umatilla Chemical Demilitarization Facility (UMCDF) and worked as a Chemist 2 for the WA Department of Ecology. She has been repeatedly recognized with accolades by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ), the Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Washington Group International, and the UMCDF Field Office to the U.S. Army.

Gorge Analytical has inherent strengths and core competencies. The existing management team consists of degreed scientists with specialized training in analytical instrumentation and data application. This team has worked together for over 10 years to meet high standards and expectations such as those set forth by the US Army Chemical Demilitarization industry, the Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ), the Washington Department of Ecology, and Washington Group International. The staff at Gorge Analytical has demonstrated aptitude and proficiency in instrumental analysis, quality management, chemical hygiene, and waste management.