Podcasts

August 15, 2018

#99 – S5|E10: Tina Terrell – “My legacy is not what I do now, it’s what I leave for later”

By Tom Davidson

Tina Terrell is a professional forester, manager and leader in the U.S. Forest Service and has built a legacy in her 34 years with the agency. On this show, you’ll learn more about how Ms. Terrell worked her way up from co-op student doing forest inventory analysis to her current role as Acting Associate Chief […]

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August 8, 2018

#98, S5|E9: Dr. Zakiya Leggett – “To be a good leader, you have to show that you can be a good follower”

By Tom Davidson

Dr. Zakiya Leggett is a professor at North Carolina State University and College of Natural Resources. She currently teaches Introduction to Environmental Science and serves as the campus Director for the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars program, which helps undergraduate students who are interested in research experiences in conservation issues as well as encouraging diversity in […]

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August 1, 2018

S5|E8: Ron Smith – “Do your best; the rest falls on me”

By Tom Davidson

Ron Smith is a forester, teacher, pastor and leader, currently serving as Director of Forestry and Natural Resources for Tuskegee University. Prior to this, Ron had a distinguished 30+ year career with the US Forest Service, including Forester, District Ranger, and Administration Staff Officer to name a few positions. His professional preparation includes a BS […]

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July 25, 2018

S5|E7: Alton Perry – “Being in this profession has allowed a country boy like me to go to places I never dreamed of”

By Tom Davidson

Alton Perry is the Program Manager for Roanoke Electric Cooperative’s Sustainable Forestry and Land Retention Project. In this role, Alton assists forest landowners with a focus on assisting African American landowners to use their woodlands as a means of increasing family wealth and legacy. In doing so, he not only helps landowners and their families […]

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July 18, 2018

S5|E6: Stacy Nelson – “We’ve got a planet to take care of, and it’s not just one group of people who are going to save it”

By Tom Davidson

Dr. Stacy Nelson is a professor in the College of Natural Resource’s Center for Geospatial Analytics at NC State University. Prior to this, Stacy was a NASA Graduate Research Fellow at the John C. Stennis Space Center and an Adjunct Professor for the Department of Math and Science at Lansing Community College. Stacy holds a […]

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