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Being a forester has many rewarding experiences: from guest speaking at elementary schools on the benefits of the forest products industry, to developing management plans for local landowners. Working with professional logging crews on tracts that we purchase and making sure we adhere to all best management practices is enjoyable work. Being able to watch the tree harvested, transported to our mill and be processed into lumber is amazing.
I have a Bachelor of Science in Forest Management & Utilization from the University of Georgia and have been in the forestry industry for 28 years. In my current role as Regional Procurement Manager, I have been able to expand my understanding of the challenges and successes at West Fraser’s mills in Northeast Florida, Georgia, North and South Carolinas. It has increased my knowledge of our industry and taught me how important it is to remain competitive in varying lumber markets.
What I like most about my job is meeting our procurement teams and helping build our future leaders. I also enjoy learning about each mill’s procurement basin (where we get our logs), who our competitors are and where West Fraser compares with wood cost.
I have lived in Wilmington, NC, for 20 years. My wife and I enjoy spending time at Wrightsville Beach, walking downtown Wilmington and eating lunch by the river. Drinking a beer on the back porch after a long week of traveling ain’t bad either.
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