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Season 3 – Young Professionals in Forestry

Season 3 | Young Professionals in Forestry and Natural Resources | Episode 22

#57 | Let the experts be the experts

January 3, 2018 | Vince Keeler

Vince Keeler is a forester, veteran of the US Forest Service, and now Director of Forestry for the Center for Heirs’ Property Preservation in Charleston, South Carolina. Vince has 15 years of experience as a forester after earning his Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science & Natural Resource Management at Tuskegee University. On the show, […]

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Season 3 | Young Professionals in Forestry and Natural Resources | Episode 21

#56 | Winning isn’t everything but wanting to win is

December 28, 2017 | Brandon Bal

Brandon Bal is an Area Manager for American Forest Management (AFM) in Houghton, Michigan, near where earned his B.S. in forestry at Michigan Tech. Brandon leveraged some of AFM’s programs and was able to further his education online while he was still working. On the show, Brandon explains the benefits of advancing your education online, […]

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Season 3 | Young Professionals in Forestry and Natural Resources | Episode 20

#55 | Grow your people, and the people will grow the business

December 20, 2017 | Laura Parker

Laura Parker is the Manager of Forest Planning and Analysis for American Forest Management, Inc., where she delivers strategic and tactical forest planning solutions for a wide range of clients. Laura has been with American Forest Management for a little over 14 years and speaks highly of the role models and company culture there. Find […]

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Season 3 | Young Professionals in Forestry and Natural Resources | Episode 19

#54 | You don’t have to speak loudly to be heard

December 13, 2017 | Nicole Belhumeur

Nicole Belhumeur is an ISA Certified Arborist who earned her Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture at the University of Rhode Island. Nicole began her career at a landscape architecture firm before finding a passion for tree care. Today she is an arborist and corporate recruiter for Bartlett Tree Experts in the United States ad Canada. […]

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Season 3 | Young Professionals in Forestry and Natural Resources | Episode 18

#53 | All foresters are de facto leaders in natural resources

December 6, 2017 | Ian Fox

Ian Fox earned a B.S. in Forest Resource Management from the University of Tennessee, and he’s currently the Natural Resource Staff Officer for the Cibola National Forest and Natural Grasslands in New Mexico. On this show, Ian discusses why he loves forestry, how foresters are ‘de facto leaders’ in natural resources, and why you have […]

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Season 3 | Young Professionals in Forestry and Natural Resources | Episode 17

#52 | Trust is the currency of leadership

November 30, 2017 | Nathan Lojewski

Nathan Lojewski is the forestry manager for Chugachmiut, a non-profit organization that provides technical assistance to the seven Native tribes in the Chugach Region of Alaska. Nathan joined the Peace Corps after earning his undergraduate degree from Northern Arizona University (NAU) and returned to NAU for his masters after his service to remote villagers in […]

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Season 3 | Young Professionals in Forestry and Natural Resources | Episode 16

#51 | Make yourself a leader!

November 22, 2017 | Laurie Raskin

Laurie Raskin is a forestry consultant who earned her B.S. in Forest Management and Forest Resources Management from the State University of New York, College of Environmental Sciences and Forestry. Prior to this, Laurie worked for the U.S. Forest Service, Finch Paper, and Wagner Hardwoods among other roles before opening her own consulting business earlier […]

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Season 3 | Young Professionals in Forestry and Natural Resources | Episode 15

#50 | Just because there is no protocol for something doesn’t mean we can’t make our own

November 17, 2017 | Jenny Knoth

Jenny Knoth is the Director of Environmental Affairs for Green Crow Corporation in Port Angeles, Washington where she splits her time between fieldwork and forest policy. Jenny has a BS in Microbiology from the University of Washington, a MS in Forest Genetics from NC State University, and a PhD in Forest Sciences from the University […]

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Season 3 | Young Professionals in Forestry and Natural Resources | Episode 14

#49 | Sometimes the imperfect plan bears the sweetest fruit

November 8, 2017 | Peter Dieser

Peter Dieser is the Minnesota Public Lands Coordinator for the American Bird Conservancy and is currently stationed at the Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge in Rochert, Minnesota. Peter switched his career track a couple of times while in school before landing in forestry and earning a M.S. in Natural Resources Science and Management from the University […]

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Season 3 | Young Professionals in Forestry and Natural Resources | Episode 13

#48 | If you’re the smartest person in the room, your asset level may be down pretty low

November 1, 2017 | Tim Ackerman

Tim Ackerman is a Service Forester for the Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry in his home of Erie County, PA, and he is graduate of Penn State University with a degree in Forest Ecosystems Management. On today’s show, Tim discusses how he was introduced to forestry and some of the leadership lessons he learned while he […]

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