Haley was born on the coast in North Bend, Oregon. She pursued a Masters of Studies in Environmental and Natural Resource Law from Lewis and Clark Law School. During her studies she interned with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) working on the Oregon Coast Coho Recovery Plan. She has worked for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) as a port sampler in Pacific City and as a commercial salmon port sampler in Newport, and serves as the Legislative committee co-chair for the Oregon Chapter of the American Fisheries Society. She spent a season as a deckhand on her husband’s commercial salmon troller, and in her spare time she likes to fish, bow hunt, backpack, camp, garden, rock climb and whitewater kayak.
A born and raised local, Deklyn currently resides in Lincoln City, Oregon. After spending 3 years at Oregon State University, and a year studying abroad in Australia, he obtained a bachelor's degree in environmental science with an emphasis in aquatic biology. Upon recently graduating in the spring of 2017, he has worked for the USFWS conducting wildlife surveys, habitat restoration, and leading education programs. He is a licensed surf instructor, and spends most of his free time in and around the ocean. He enjoys running, mountain biking, surfing, and a variety of other outdoor activities.