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By Tom Davidson

Melody Starya Mobley is a pioneer. She was the first African-American woman to graduate with a degree in forest management from the University of Washington. She was also the first black female forester to join the US Forest Service. Now retired, Melody served forestry and the forestry community in many places for 28 years, and […]

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By Tom Davidson

Louise Murgia is the Chief of Staff & Chief Operating Officer at the Society of American Foresters. In this episode, Louise discusses some of her experiences of being a woman in a very male-dominated career, and offers advice and wisdom for other women in similar positions. As for our male counterparts, Louise points out that […]

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By Tom Davidson

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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By Tom Davidson

Heather Watson is currently doing some fascinating forestry work at Hancock Forest Management that you might not have heard of before. Although she is an Outreach and Education Forester at Hancock Forest Management, the roles she plays are unique for most foresters and other natural resource professionals. Heather works with the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe, to […]

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By Tom Davidson

Dr. Steven H. Bullard is the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Stephen F. Austin State University. He has both a B.S. in Forestry as well as a M.S. in Forest Management-Economics from Mississippi State University. In 1983, Dr. Bullard earned his Ph.D. in Forest Management-Economics from Virginia Tech. On this week’s episode, […]

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