I have been a professional forester for 50+ years. While attending college, I worked with the U.S. Forest Service on the Monongahela National Forest. After receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Forest Resource Management from West Virginia University in 1970, I began my forestry career with the Department of the Army where I was primarily responsible for conducting a forest inventory of Fort Bragg, NC and subsequently writing a long-term forest management plan.
Between 1972 and 1987, I was in a forester position with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, where I was primarily responsible for managing the forest resources on Army property. My management responsibilities included timber marking and sales, forest inventory, preparation of forest management plans, prescribed burning, reforestation, endangered species management and fire damage appraisal.
From 1987 until I retired in 2003, I was a Supervisory Realty Specialist with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, where I was primarily responsible for the supervision of the Louisville District Real Estate Program that included the District Forestry Program as well as the acquisition, management, disposal and leasing of Army property within the District’s five state area of responsibility.
Since 2003, I have worked as a Consulting Forester engaged primarily in conducting timber sales, timber appraisals, timber trespass appraisals, forest inventories and writing forest management plans. I have developed the ability to electronically record data using forest inventory software and to display the appropriate information in GIS format using ArcGIS 10 mapping software.
My experience has allowed me to gain a unique background within the real estate community as well as to expand my knowledge and abilities within the forestry community.