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Industry Foresters

Season 5 | Professionals of Color in Forestry and Natural Resources | Episode 18

#85 | Fear is a choice

November 7, 2018 | Alex Singleton

Alex Singleton is Fiber Specialist at International Paper’s Port Wentworth Cellulose Fibers Mill in Georgia. He is responsible for the overall management of wood purchases and deliveries into the mill and wet storage yard, as well as the managing the on-site chip mill. Prior to this, Alex was a Procurement Forester for Weyerhaeuser and a […]

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Season 5 - Professionals of Color in Forestry and Natural Resources | Episode 14

#81 | Get out of your box and go find some people of color to talk to about the profession

September 25, 2018 | Sam Cook

Sam Cook joins us once again on the Leadership Nature podcast for the Professionals of Color in Forestry and Natural Resources Season! Sam is the Executive Director of Forest Assets at North Carolina State University’s College of Natural Resources and Vice President for the Natural Resources Foundation Board. Sam has experience in nearly every aspect […]

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Season 5 | Professionals of Color in Forestry and Natural Resources | Episode 7

#74 | Being in this profession has allowed a country boy like me to go to places I never dreamed of

July 25, 2018 | Alton Perry

Alton Perry is the Program Manager for Roanoke Electric Cooperative’s Sustainable Forestry and Land Retention Project. In this role, Alton assists forest landowners with a focus on assisting African American landowners to use their woodlands as a means of increasing family wealth and legacy. In doing so, he not only helps landowners and their families […]

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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 7

#42 | If you’re not challenged, you’re dyin’

September 20, 2017 | Andy Van Dyke

Andy Van Dyke is Forest Operations Supervisor for J.M. Longyear in Marquette, MI where he works as the Forest Operations Supervisor, leading and working with a team of seven foresters to manage both company and private lands for the company. Andy is also Chairman of the Michigan Society of American Foresters. On this week’s show, […]

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Season 3 | Young Professionals in Forestry and Natural Resources | Episode 5

#40 | Say “yes” to everything because you never know what that will mean for your future

September 6, 2017 | Whitney Schimke

Whitney Schimke is a forestry graduate of Humboldt State University and currently works for C&D Lumber in Southern Oregon. Whitney’s parents were both foresters, but growing up, she wanted nothing to do with the profession! Over time, the forest kept calling her back, and now in her adult years she believes she has the perfect […]

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Season 2 | Women in Forestry | Episode 18

#34 | Look for opportunities to be a leader without being a manager

July 20, 2017 | Stephanie Grubb

Stephanie Grubb is a forester for International Paper where she has served in various capacities in Virginia, South Carolina, and Tennessee. On this week’s show, Stephanie discusses why it’s important to be a quick learner and adapt to your environment. She also discusses some of the initial challenges she faced in formal leadership positions and […]

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Season 2 | Women in Forestry | Episode 6

#22 | Every great leader has personal integrity and vulnerability

March 22, 2017 | Cassie Phillips

Forester and attorney Cassie Phillips was Vice President at Weyerhaeuser from 2001 to 2016, but she has been an endemic part of the forest policy landscape for much longer. Cassie earned her degree in forestry at the University of Washington in 1976, and in this episode, she discusses how much things have has changed since […]

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Season 1 | People You Should Know in Forestry and Natural Resources | Episode 16

#16 | Align personal success with the organization’s success

January 11, 2017 | Dr. Richard Porterfield

Dr. Richard Porterfield is retired from at least two careers, including Dean of the Warner School of Forestry and Natural Resources at UGA and Champion International. Dick’s forestry and business education is just as impressive, including a BS in forestry and economics from Ohio State, a MS from North Carolina State and a Ph.D. from […]

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Season 1 | People You Should Know in Forestry and Natural Resources | Episode 12

#12 | Foresters today need more managerial and social skills

November 24, 2016 | Scott Wallinger

R. Scott Wallinger, Sr. is a retired forester and forest products industry executive for Westvaco Corporation and its successor by merger, MeadWestvaco; today he is an advisor in forest sustainability. Scott earned a Bachelor of Forestry degree from North Carolina State and a Master of Forestry from Yale University, completed the Advanced Management Program at […]

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