Michael's story

As a Procurement Manager, I get to see and be involved in the complete process of a tree becoming lumber. Being responsible for the logs coming into the mill requires overcoming daily challenges. The job is different every day.

I have been in the forestry industry for 13 years after receiving a Bachelor of Science in Forestry from the University of Arkansas at Monticello. I started straight out of college, working at West Fraser in Huttig as a Procurement Forester.  I was responsible for cruising and evaluating timber sales; as well as overseeing four logging crews cutting timber deeds we had purchased. In 2012, I left to take a position with a consulting firm in the area but returned to West Fraser in 2016 as Procurement Manager.

I like living in Huttig as there are a variety of outdoor-related activities in the area.  We have several lakes and rivers that are close enough for day trips for either fishing or boating. In my free time, I enjoy hunting and fishing with my family.  We also enjoy taking our side-by-side on trail rides and enjoying everything nature has to offer.  I also enjoy boating and watching my kids tube and wakeboard.

- Michael Procurement Manager

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