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Agency Foresters

Season 2 | Women in Forestry | Episode 16

#32 | Today’s forestry leaders need to be self-aware, curious-minded, community builders

July 5, 2017 | Vicki Christiansen

Vicki Christiansen is Chief of the U.S. Forest Service; at the time of this interview, she was Deputy Chief for State and Private Forestry 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 […]

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Season 2 | Women in Forestry | Episode 14

#30 | Trial by Fire – Learning leadership on the fire line and practicing forestry for the Department of Defense

June 21, 2017 | Anne Jewell

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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Season 2 | Women in Forestry | Episode 10

#26 | Don’t pigeonhole yourself by taking on administrative duties just because people assume you will take them

May 11, 2017 | Christa Rogers

Christa Rogers is the Natural Resources Manager for Mecklenburg County North Carolina, the most populous county in the state, which also includes the urban center of Charlotte, NC. In her current role, Christa manages a staff of 12 and eight thousand acres of natural preserve, primarily for clean water protection. She is also a fire […]

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Season 2 | Women in Forestry | Episode 9

#25 | What can I do to give back to the people where I came from?

April 20, 2017 | Shawna Legarza

Shawna Legarza is the National Director of Fire and Aviation Management for the U.S. Forest Service. She has been working in the wildland fire service since 1989 when she started out as a Hotshot crew member in Carson City, NV, and a Hotshot superintendent in Durango, CO. In addition to District and Forest Fire Management […]

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Brittany VanderWall – Leaders have a strong vision and aren’t afraid to fail

April 13, 2017 | Brittany VanderWall

Brittany VanderWall is the District Forester at Presque Isle Conservation District in Michigan. The very first people who shaped Brittany’s view on leadership were mentors from school. Brittany draws the connection between good leaders and good music directors; both need to paint a very clear vision for their teams so that everyone can work together […]

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Season 2 | Women in Forestry | Episode 8

#24 | What would I do if I wasn’t afraid?

April 7, 2017 | Lisa Allen

Lisa Allen is the State Forester of Missouri. As the top forestry executive in the state, Lisa provides statewide leadership for all current and future forestry issues, and she oversees the activities of the Forestry Division’s 222 employees. Lisa has been a forester since 1984, and has received several prestigious awards for her work, one […]

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Season 2 | Women in Forestry | Episode 7

#23 | Pioneering young woman in forestry roles wherever she has gone

March 29, 2017 | Kelly Norris

Kelly Norris is a District Forester with the Wyoming State Forestry Division. Throughout her career, Kelly has often been the first woman among all-male coworkers, sometimes the first woman forester anyone had seen, especially in small towns and remote locations. So she has learned some things about being a pioneer, about coping with special circumstances, […]

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Season 1 | People You Should Know in Forestry and Natural Resources | Episode 9

#9 | Leaders, be prepared to disappoint some people

October 27, 2016 | Doug Decker

Doug Decker is the recently retired State Forester at the Oregon Department of Forestry and is now director of Portland State University’s Executive Seminar Program in Natural Resources. He is also a historian at alamedahistory.org and is widely hailed as a strong communicator and leader. Doug has been in the forestry community since 1987 and […]

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Season 1 | People You Should Know in Forestry and Natural Resources | Episode 7

#7 | You can’t be successful if everyone hates you. At the same time, you can’t be everybody’s friend

October 5, 2016 | Bill Crapser

Bill Crapser is currently the State Forester for the Wyoming State Forestry Division and president of the National Association of State Foresters. Bill is a well-accomplished forester who admits that being the boss isn’t always easy. He says that it is a delicate balance between respecting others and making those tough decisions. Bill admits that […]

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Season 1 | People You Should Know in Forestry and Natural Resources | Episode 3

#3 | Learn how to be a sponge, and listen more than you speak

September 7, 2016 | Henry E. (Gene) Kodama

At the time of this interview, Gene Kodama was the South Carolina State Forester with decades of leadership wisdom to share. Gene was fortunate enough to have some great mentors during the first few years of his professional career and a Father who made a lifelong impression on him (and now us). In this episode […]

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