Podcasts

July 11, 2018

S5|E5: Dale Threatt-Taylor – “Don’t let anyone make you the gazelle; I choose to be the lion!”

By Tom Davidson

Dale Threatt-Taylor is the District Director of the Wake Soil and Water Conservation District in Wake County, North Carolina. She is responsible for implementing the strategic goals of her Board of Supervisors, as well as working in alignment of the District goals with the Wake County Board of Commissioners work goals. She is known as […]

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July 3, 2018

S5|E4: Tony Cheng – “Leadership is a verb; it’s a constant state of becoming, not something you arrive at”

By Tom Davidson

Tony Cheng is Professor of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship and the Director of the Colorado Forest Restoration Institute (CFRI) at Colorado State University. The mission of CFRI is to translate science into actionable knowledge to address forest restoration and wildfire risk mitigation. Tony has a Ph.D. in Forestry from Oregon State University, a M.S. in […]

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June 27, 2018

S5|E3: Alex Harvey – “You can’t be bogged down in this moment, this day or this hour; this is about a legacy”

By Tom Davidson

Alex Harvey is a forestry consultant, a Registered Professional Forester in Mississippi and Alabama, a USDA Technical Service Provider, a Wildlife Biologist, and President of Legacy Land Management, LLC, in Longbeach, Mississippi. A graduate of Mississippi State University’s College of Forest Resources and Wildlife, Alex began his professional career with the Florida Division of Forestry […]

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June 20, 2018

S5|E2: Mavis Gragg – It’s one thing to help people but another thing to empower them

By Tom Davidson

Dr. Mavis Gragg is an attorney who works one-on-one with foresters, families, and many others with a focus on estate planning and administration. In doing so, she helps people maintain and grow their wealth, and she is particularly well-known in the forestry community for her work with heirs’ property landowners. Originally from Black Mountain, North […]

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June 12, 2018

S5|E1: Terry Baker – It’s not about inspiring; it’s about building trust

By Tom Davidson

Terry Baker is the Deputy Forest Supervisor for the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland in Colorado. This is Terry’s second appearance on the podcast, and he is the first guest on Season Five, which features Professionals of Color in Forestry and Natural Resources. Today’s episode explores Terry’s experiences as a leader, […]

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