Rodger Nichols is a life-long Gorge resident. As a former reporter for The Dalles Chronicle he has a comprehensive understanding of the issues of the Gorge Commission. Rodger worked for 21 years for Eagle Newspapers in The Dalles, Oregon. He worked in sales, composition and editorial departments and served as the News Editor for 9 years. Rodger is presently working as the News Director for Haystack Broadcasting. His professional skills have been recognized with several awards including statewide awards for Best Editorial (twice), Best Feature Story, and Best Writing.