Don’t hesitate to take a chance on a career in forestry; there are countless different career paths available.
I started working as Shift Utility, and since then have held many other roles including as a Field Operator, Forklift Driver, and Pulp Grader. I currently spend the majority of my time in the finishing end of the mill, performing quality control on the final product as Grader, or operating the machinery that bales and wraps the finished pulp, as Balerman. My shift scheduling allows me to spend a generous amount of time away from work, meaning I get to spend more time with my husband and children than any other job prior has allowed me.
My advice? I say don’t hesitate to take a chance on a career in forestry; there are countless different career paths available. More and more women are making their mark in the trades by their ability to do their job well.
My family has been supported by the forest industry for 3 generations, and I’m proud knowing that I’m continuing that tradition on. I grew up surrounded by forests and forestry and love how we’re able to support our community by utilizing the renewable resources provided by our region. No other industry gives more to our community than the forestry sector, allowing our local families to thrive.