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Category/Topic: leaders


By Tom Davidson

Dr. Thomas RaShad Easley, also known as the ‘Hip Hop Forester,’ is an educator, musician, and entrepreneur. Thomas serves as the Assistant Dean of Community Inclusion at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Prior to this, Thomas was the Director of Community Diversity at NC State University, where he also earned his doctorate of […]

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By Tom Davidson

Arkansas State Forester Joe Fox leads the Arkansas Forestry Commission in a position he has held since 2012. Joe is a native of Arkansas and worked a family-owned lumber business for over 20 years at one point. He is also the former President of the Arkansas Forestry Association and former Chair of the Arkansas Forestry […]

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By Tom Davidson

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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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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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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