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S2|E25: Mona Griswold – If no one stands up and cries foul, nothing is going to change

By Tom Davidson

Mona Griswold is the Olympic Region Manager for the Washington State Department of Natural Resources. She earned a BA in Botany from Drew University, a MS in Forestry from Duke University, and a MBA from James Madison University. Prior to her current role, Mona had over 30 years of experience in the forestry products industry […]

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S2|E24: Vicki Christiansen – Today’s forestry leaders need to be self-aware, curious-minded, community builders

By Tom Davidson

Vicki Christiansen is Deputy Chief for State and Private Forestry at the U.S. Forest Service in Washington, DC. Vicki started out as a wildland firefighter, which began her 26-year career with the Washington State Department of Natural Resources, including state forester both in Washington and in Arizona. On today’s show, Vicki provides career advice and […]

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S2|E23: Lee Steigerwaldt – Run with the dogs; don’t plod with the pigs

By Tom Davidson

Lee Steigerwaldt is the Chief Operations Officer and part owner of Steigerwaldt Land Services, Inc. Steigerwaldt Land Services was originally established in 1957, making Lee a third-generation consulting forester. Prior to joining the family business, Lee served as a production arborist in Idaho. Today’s discussion details the unique challenges of growing up as a little […]

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S2|E22: Trial by Fire – Learning leadership on the fire line and practicing forestry for the Department of Defense

By Tom Davidson

Anne Jewell is a Certified Forester as well as a Forester Planner for the Department of Defense. She currently serves the U.S. Army Garrison at Fort A.P. Hill in Virginia. In this role, Anne supports military readiness while practicing land conservation and sustainable forestry on the 76,000-acre military installation. In this episode, Anne discusses the […]

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S2|E21: Kathy Abusow – Demonstrating leadership is what will land you in a leadership position

By Tom Davidson

Kathy Abusow is the President and CEO of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI®), a non-profit organization dedicated to responsible forestry. SFI’s success is founded on their conservation research, community partnerships and third party certification to the SFI Standard on approximately 200 million acres of forest land across North America.  Under Kathy’s leadership, SFI Inc. […]

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