Forever Green Forestry















Clients, Projects, and Employment

1996 - 2011  Registered Professional Forester
Consulting on certifiable sustainable forest management plans and forest restoration for non-industrial forest landowners. Consulting on issues between and among the forestry, grassroots environmental, and/or practitioner communities.

2010 Angeles Forest, Valleys, & Lakes FSC    Green Valley, CA

Communities of the Angeles Forest, Regional Wildfire Planning Overview

2009-2010 Malibu West Fire Safe Council    Malibu, CA

Created public draft of regional Santa Monica Mountains Community Wildfire Protection Plan.

2008-2009 County of Lake    Lakeport, CA

Principle author of Lake County Community Wildfire Protection Plan

2007 - 2009 Hostería ¡École!   Pucón, Chile

Managing partner for one of South America's first ecotourist hostels and restaurant.

2007-2008 Community Forestry Team  Eureka, CA

Executive Committee

Member of community coalition to ensure the results of the Pacific Lumber bankruptcy met the needs of both the community and the forest.

2006 - 2007 Sierra Community Conservation & Wildfire Protection Plan Guidebook

Developed Conservation Principles for fire planning and prevention, a Conservation CWPP Guidebook, and a Landowner Brochure for California's Sierra Nevada region.

2006 - 2007 Alliance for Sustainable Jobs and the Environment 
Eureka, CA Executive Director

Part-time management of national nonprofit "blue-green" alliance of grassroots labor and environmental individuals and organizations.

2005 Klamath Restoration Council    Orleans, CA
Provided development and planning assistance.

2004 - 2005 Humboldt County Community Development Services Dept. Eureka, CA 

Humboldt Master Fire Protection Plan Community Outreach Program
Facilitated 24 meetings throughout the county on fire prevention and planning.

2004 - 2005 Illinois Valley Fire District    Cave Junction, OR
Illinois Valley Fire Plan Consultant
Developed and wrote the Illinois Valley Fire Plan, through a series of seven community meetings.

2004 - 2005 Del Norte County Fire Safe Council    Crescent City, CA
Del Norte Fire Safe Plan Consultant
Developed and wrote the Del Norte County Fire Safe Plan, through a series of nine community meetings.

2003 - 2004 Mattole Restoration Council    Petrolia, CA
Upper Mattole Fire Plan Coordinator
Developed and wrote the Upper Mattole Fire Plan, through a series of ten community meetings.

2003 California Fire Plan Workgroup    Monterey, CA
Consultant, Monterey Fire Safe Council
Authored the California Community Fire Plan Template and other education materials to support community fire planning through local Fire Safe Councils statewide.

2002 Mattole Restoration Council    Petrolia, CA
Lower Mattole Fire Plan Coordinator
Wrote the Lower Mattole Fire Plan and co-organized the Lower Mattole Fire Safe Council, together one of most effective consensus-building processes in this remote community.

2001 - 2002 Alliance for Sustainable Jobs and the Environment   Portland, OR  North Coast Restoration Jobs Initiative Startup Coordinator
Brought together Humboldt County labor and environmental leaders to form a Steering Committee to explore development of a restoration economy in Humboldt and the North Coast.

1998 - 2005 Various Organizations    Petrolia, CA
Fundraising and Development Consultant
Wrote and developed foundation-based fundraising strategies for grassroots conservation organizations including the Middle Mattole Conservancy and the Mattole Restoration Council.

1998 - 2001  Ancient Forest International    Redway, CA
Fundraising and Development Consultant
Coordinated fundraising and facilitation of the Redwoods to Sea Stewardship Project, and assisted with forest protection campaigns and conservation geographic information systems (GIS) in Patagonia Chile.

1998 - 2000 Gondwana Forest Sanctuary Campaign    Punta Arenas, Chile   Training and Development Consultant
Assisted in project development, including fundraising, networking, and campaign planning in Chile and Argentina. Coordinated introduction of conservation GIS to southern Patagonia region, especially in Punta Arenas, Chile and Tierra del Fuego.

1994 - 1997 Trees Foundation    Redway, CA
Media Project Coordinator
Oversaw program to train grassroots environmental activists in media and public relations skills, including desktop publishing, electronic networking, and press relations, especially using Macintosh computer systems.

Headwaters Forest Stewardship Plan Coordinator
Coordinated the Headwaters Forest Stewardship Plan, a citizen alternative to Maxxam Corp. management of the controversial Headwaters ancient redwood forest. Included supervision of award-winning GIS, and ecological forestry and community economic development prescriptions.

1991 - 1993 Institute for Sustainable Forestry    Redway, CA
Executive Director
Helped found organization and implement ecological forest products certification program and local forest-based economic development strategies.

1989 Rainforest Action Network    San Francisco, CA
Tropical Timber Campaign Researcher
Assisted in campaign development, especially the economic aspects of tropical timber in the US economy and the role of US companies in international markets.


1992   University of California, Berkeley
Master of Science, Wildland Resource Science Program, Department of Forestry and Resource Management.

1985   University of California, Berkeley
Bachelor of Science, Department of Conservation and Resource Studies.

With UC Berkeley Professor Emeritus Arnold Schultz.