Emerging Voices in Forestry

2019 Hagenstein Speakers

Terry Baker

Terry Baker

Society of American Foresters (SAF) Terry Baker, a long time SAF member and former US Forest Service leader, joined the Society of American Foresters as CEO last year. Baker’s previous position was as deputy forest supervisor of the Arapaho and Roosevelt National...

Fran Cafferata Coe

Fran Cafferata Coe

Fran Cafferata is a Certified Wildlife Biologist® with over 15 years of experience in environmental consulting. She has experience in writing wildlife management plans, and completing forest harvest unit reviews and environmental surveys for sensitive, threatened, and...

Doug Decker

Doug Decker

Doug Decker served as Oregon State Forester and Director of the Oregon Department of Forestry from 2011-2016, a position he retired from in October 2016. During his 30-year career, Doug led development of the Tillamook Forest Center, a popular forest education and...

Christopher Dunn

Christopher Dunn

Forest Engineering, Resources & ManagementCollege of Forestry, Oregon State University Christopher Dunn spent eight years in fire suppression and fuels management prior to pursuing research on fire effects and ecosystem response to mixed severity fires. Now he...

Ara Erickson

Ara Erickson

Weyerhaeuser Ara Erickson leads Weyerhaeuser’s company-wide sustainability program. Her team is responsible for setting the direction for Weyerhaeuser’s sustainability strategy, managing and reporting on progress, and representing the company in external...

Jeremy Felty

Jeremy Felty

Oregon Small Woodland Association (OSWA) Jeremy spent a lot of time moving around with his parents and he had great experiences as member of the Boy Scouts of America. Exploring the woods, enjoying nature, and working with others led to his interest in forestry. In...

Andrés Holz

Andrés Holz

Director - Global Environmental Change LabDepartment of Geography, Portland State University Andrés studies the causes and consequences of climate variability and human activity on ecological change and disturbances in temperate forests, primarily in the West of the...

John N. Maclean

John N. Maclean

John Norman Maclean, an award-winning author and journalist, has specialized for the past 25 years in writing books and other works about wildland fire. Previously, Maclean was for 30 years a journalist with The Chicago Tribune, most of that time as a correspondent in...

Amanda Rau

Amanda Rau

The Nature Conservancy Amanda Rau started working in wildland fire management as a member of a 20-person handcrew based in Springfield, Oregon in 1999. In 2001, after finishing her undergraduate degree in Philosophy at the University of Oregon, she began to seriously...

Jarred Saralecos

Jarred Saralecos

Forestry Program CoordinatorUmpqua Community College Jarred Saralecos is a Ph.D. candidate in forest biometrics at the University of Montana. His work has balanced research, teaching, extension, and industrial forestry. He completed his M.S. in forest operations at...

Anjel Tomayko

Anjel Tomayko

Department of Natural Resources (DNR), State of Washington At age 37 and as a single mother of four children, Anjel started attending Spokane Community College in the Natural Resource Management program. For summer internship, she worked as a wildland firefighter on...

Abraham Wheeler

Abraham Wheeler

US Department of Interior Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Abe Wheeler grew up on a small farm in the Willamette Valley and was always keenly interested in the outdoors. After high school, he earned an Associate’s Degree in business administration from Linn Benton...

2018 Hagenstein Speakers

Angie DiSalvo

Angie DiSalvo

Angie DiSalvo is the Outreach and Science Supervisor with Portland Parks & Recreation Urban Forestry, where she manages citizen science, policy, and education programs. Her work focuses on improving tree canopy where Portlanders need it most: right outside their...

Thomas Easley

Thomas Easley

Dr. Thomas RaShad Easley is the Assistant Dean of Community and Inclusion at Yale University’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. He earned his B.S. in Forest Science from Alabama A&M University and M.S in Forest Genetics from Iowa State University. His...

Edie Hall

Edie Hall

Edie Sonne Hall is the Founder and Principal of Three Trees Consulting, which specializes in bridging the gap between science and policy and management. She grew up in the Northeast and spent summers hiking around the woods with her family. She majored in...

Zack Parisa

Zack Parisa

Zack Parisa is the co-founder and president of SilviaTerra. He started SilviaTerra with the idea that providing better information about forests has the potential to result in better forest management decisions - and in time, forests that are better aligned with our...

Nicole Strong

Nicole Strong

Nicole Strong realized her heart might lie in the “people" side of science in 1995 while working as a field assistant in Venezuela, where she found evening conversations with local ranchers and their families even more memorable than the days spent out banding birds,...

Mike Warjone

Mike Warjone

Mike Warjone has been with the Port Blakely Company for 21 years. Mike earned a bachelor’s degree in economics at Willamette University and an MBA at the University of Washington. During his career he has worked in all areas of the forest products business, including...

2017 Hagenstein Speakers

Michael Ahr

Michael Ahr

Michael Ahr grew up as a suburban kid in Denver and Cincinnati and credits his grandparents with getting him into the woods during the summers. As an adult, Michael enjoyed getting children excited about the outdoors as a naturalist in Yellow Springs and the Cuyahoga...

Fran Cafferata Coe

Fran Cafferata Coe

Fran Cafferata is a Certified Wildlife Biologist® with over 15 years of experience in environmental consulting. She has experience in writing wildlife management plans, and completing forest harvest unit reviews and environmental surveys for sensitive, threatened, and...

Angie DiSalvo

Angie DiSalvo

Angie DiSalvo is the Outreach and Science Supervisor with Portland Parks & Recreation Urban Forestry, where she manages citizen science, policy, and education programs. Her work focuses on improving tree canopy where Portlanders need it most: right outside their...

Eric Farm

Eric Farm

Eric Farm is the Coastal Operations Manager for Barnes and Associates, Inc., a privately owned consulting company, where he leads the Coos Bay Office. Eric’s team manages nearly 90,000 acres for a variety of clients with diverse objectives for their forestlands. He...

Edie Hall

Edie Hall

Edie Sonne Hall is the Founder and Principal of Three Trees Consulting, which specializes in bridging the gap between science and policy and management. She grew up in the Northeast and spent summers hiking around the woods with her family. She majored in...

Ciara McCarthy

Ciara McCarthy

Ciara McCarthy is an Urban and Community Forestry Professional based in Bend, Oregon. Growing up in rural County Cork, Ireland, she naturally developed a love for the outdoors and an appreciation for trees. She earned her Bachelors of Science at the University of...

Kristin Slavin

Kristin Slavin

Kristin Slavin’s work within traditional architecture firms fostered a more diverse interest in architecture, an all-inclusive approach to building design and construction. At PATH Architecture in Portland, she is involved in developing, designing and building the...

Nicole Strong

Nicole Strong

Nicole Strong realized her heart might lie in the “people" side of science in 1995 while working as a field assistant in Venezuela, where she found evening conversations with local ranchers and their families even more memorable than the days spent out banding birds,...

Meghan Tuttle

Meghan Tuttle

Meghan Tuttle discovered a passion for forestry while volunteering as an Interpretive Park Ranger at the Hoh Rainforest in the Olympic National Park. Her family homesteaded on the Olympic Peninsula in the late 1800s and she was raised in Forks, Washington where she...

Abraham Wheeler

Abraham Wheeler

US Department of Interior Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Abe Wheeler grew up on a small farm in the Willamette Valley and was always keenly interested in the outdoors. After high school, he earned an Associate’s Degree in business administration from Linn Benton...

2016 Hagenstein Speakers

Sue Baker, PhD

Sue Baker, PhD

Sue Baker is a Research Fellow at University of Tasmania where she helped develop retention forestry for statewide application. She has worked in the Pacific Northwest and is a 2012 Fulbright scholar and alumna of the World Forest Institute. After completing a...

Mike Dockry, PhD

Mike Dockry, PhD

Mike Dockry is a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. He is a research forester and social scientist with the USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station in St. Paul, Minnesota. Located on the University of Minnesota’s campus, he is also an adjunct assistant...

Aaron Everett

Aaron Everett

Aaron Everett is a forester with roots in the concrete jungle. Escaping to the outdoors was special for a kid from the Detroit area. This coupled with a little sense of adventure led him to enroll in Forestry School at Michigan Technological University, located nine...

Eric Farm

Eric Farm

Eric Farm is the Coastal Operations Manager for Barnes and Associates, Inc., a privately owned consulting company, where he leads the Coos Bay Office. Eric’s team manages nearly 90,000 acres for a variety of clients with diverse objectives for their forestlands. He...

Abraham Wheeler

Abraham Wheeler

US Department of Interior Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Abe Wheeler grew up on a small farm in the Willamette Valley and was always keenly interested in the outdoors. After high school, he earned an Associate’s Degree in business administration from Linn Benton...