Matt’s Career Story

I was born and raised in Quesnel, BC and completed my Bachelor of Science in Forestry, majoring in Forestry Resource Management in 1999 from UBC. My first 6-month work term with West Fraser was in the summer of 1999, and three years later I took on a full-time role with West Fraser as a Silviculture Coordinator which involved coordination of all post-harvest activities to free growing timber in several of West Fraser Mills Operation areas.

I have grown my career with this Company and I really like taking on new challenges.

I was excited about the opportunity to take on an Environmental Management System (EMS) Coordinator role in 2003 along with my current duties. In this role I maintained operating procedures forms and records, ran quarterly committee meetings, and completed the yearly management reviews. I became a Registered Professional Forester in February of 2003 and continued to take on new opportunities with West Fraser. For the summer of 2005, I worked as a Quality Control Assistant at Quesnel Sawmill and at the end of that summer I became a Planning Coordinator at the Quesnel Woodlands Division.

I have worked as a Safety Coordinator, a Quality Control/Relief Supervisor and a Sawmill Supervisor at Northstar Lumber before I re-joined the Quesnel Woods group as a Planning Coordinator .  In 2012, I joined the Fraser Lake Sawmill as a Harvesting Supervisor progressing to Superintendent working with the operations team overseeing logging and hauling activities supplying logs to Fraser Lake Sawmill. My career keeps building with West Fraser, now, I am the woods manager for our Pacific Inland Resources mill in Smithers."

- Matt Woods Manager

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