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Agency Foresters

Season 4 | Our State Foresters | Episode 1

#58 | I like folks that don’t think like me!

January 25, 2018 | George Geissler

At the time of this interview, George Geissler was the State Forester of Oklahoma, Director of the Oklahoma Forestry Services Division, veteran fire fighter, and long time member and leader in the Society of American Forester. Today, he is State Forester of Washington. In addition to his unusual pathway into forestry and his diverse career […]

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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 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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Season 3 | Young Professionals in Forestry and Natural Resources | Episode 11

#46 | We’ve got to get into the high schools if we hope to attract future talent

October 18, 2017 | Adam Foehringer

Adam Foehringer has a B.S. in Forest Management and a minor in Geographic Information Systems. While still in school at the University of Arkansas Monticello, he worked for the school forester manager and also interned for the Kingwood Forestry Services. After a range of experiences and jobs, he now works as a Forester for the […]

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Season 3 | Young Professionals in Forestry and Natural Resources | Episode 10

#45 | We need to get over the ‘we know best’ mentality and work with folks in a more inclusive way

October 11, 2017 | Werner Krueger

Werner Krueger is a field forester with the Bureau of Land Management, and he is the 2017 State Chair of the Oregon Society of American Foresters. As you will hear in this episode, Werner has a very diverse career including volunteer service for the Peace Corps. Through his many experiences, Werner firmly believes that life […]

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Season 3 | Young Professonals in Forestry and Natural Resources | Episode 8

#43 | Your actions will delineate and define you; people remember how you act and react

September 28, 2017 | Heather Slayton

Heather Slayton is a forester for the Tennessee Division of Forestry, has a B.S. in Forestry from Virginia Tech, and is currently working on her Master’s at the University of Tennessee. After graduating from Tech, Heather worked as a forester in Virginia and North Carolina before moving to Tennessee. Right now, Heather works as the […]

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Season 3 | Young Professionals in Forestry and Natural Resources | Episode 2

#37 | A lot of my favorite leaders are like stage managers. You never see them in the spotlight, but they keep things moving

August 11, 2017 | Allison Ginn

Allison Ginn is Utah’s National Conservation Lands Program Lead for the Bureau of Land Management. She provides statewide support for issues related to designated wilderness, Wilderness Study Areas, Wild and Scenic Rivers, National Monuments, National Conservation Areas, and more. Allison has a M.S. in Natural Resources from the University of Georgia and a B.S. in […]

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Season 3 | Young Professionals in Forestry and Natural Resources | Episode 1

#36 | You don’t have to look up for the best leaders; they’re at all levels

August 3, 2017 | Josh Van Vlack

This season’s first guest is Josh Van Vlack, Assistant State Forester with the Wyoming State Forestry Division. In addition to his forestry education and a diverse forestry background, Josh holds a MS in strategic leadership with an emphasis in crisis leadership and emergency management. In this episode, Josh discusses some of his first leadership positions, […]

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Season 2 | Women in Forestry | Episode 19

#35 | As a leader, their successes are my successes

July 26, 2017 | Rachel Reyna

Rachel Reyna is a Certified Forester and Certified Arborist who has worked for the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resource, Bureau of Forestry, in various capacities and with increasing responsibilities since 2001. Currently Chief of Rural and Community Forestry, Rachel has a BS in Forestry from Louisiana State University and a Masters of Agriculture […]

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Season 2 | Women in Forestry | Episode 17

#33 | If no one stands up and cries foul, nothing is going to change

July 12, 2017 | Mona Griswold

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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