Accomplished licensed Forester and certified arborist with skills in project planning, geographic information systems, collaboration, communication and team work.
Aug 1999 to Nov 2014 South Region Forester
New Hampshire Division of Forests and Lands, Planning and Community Forestry Bureau Community Forester - 11/2014 present.
Provides technical assistance in modern arboriculture and urban forestry to New Hampshire communities.
Coordinates, promotes and implements the Tree City USA program Partners with Division of Forests and Lands Urban Forester and UNH Cooperative Extension staff.
Prepares and provides news releases and press packets for media distribution.
Provides technical resource materials on modern arboriculture and urban forestry for distribution to communities, public officials, professional resource managers, and the general public.
Writes and reviews articles, reports and bulletins.
Provides technical assistance in urban forestry to professional, civic and volunteer groups.
Arranges and conducts technical meetings, tours, and demonstrations, in conjunction with scientists, foresters, arborists, and others, in modern arboriculture and urban forestry.
Compiles and prepares data and information necessary to complete work plans and annual accomplishment reports.
Conducts educational workshops and seminars in urban forestry and modern arboricultural practices.
New Hampshire Division of Forests and Lands, Forest Management Bureau Recommends levels of forest sampling; determines location and establishes forest sample plots; collects and analyzes forest and wildlife habitat inventory information; and prepares summary reports and maps for use by the Forest Management Bureau.
Plans and supervises forest operations in assigned region including operation control and inspection, forest mapping, timber estimation and marking for sale.
Supervises seasonal field staff delegating work items, scheduling and project implementation.
Develops and recommends long-term management guidelines for public lands using complex scientific data and principles.
Obtains costs for contracting outside personnel and equipment; prepares contracts and agreements; inspects the execution of contracts for standards and compliance.
Prepares public notices and permit applications for forest operations.
Develops and assists with public education programs.
Prepares scientific reports for long term sustainable natural resource management.
Produces summaries of accomplishments; including forest operation reports.
Maintains and develops databases of state properties for the management of boundary lines and land acquisitions and sale.
Inspects and maintains the condition of property boundary lines, access roads and trails, and determines and executes needed maintenance.
Supervises timber-harvesting operations, logging, excavation and aggregate contractors in order to complete work assignments.
Prepares maps using GIS data and associated software used for digital mapping and data storage.
Uses GPS to collect data and transfer data into a centralized data bank for the Forestry Bureau.
Forest TechnicianJan 1999 to Aug 1999
Gathers and sets insect traps used for insect pest monitoring located throughout the state.
Conducts forest health monitoring sampling at designated plot locations collecting data of an array of vegetation measurements and conditions into electronic field data recorders.
Acquired USFS certification for Forest Health Monitoring standards.
Arborist ApprenticeMay 1997 to Aug 1998 Bartlett Tree Experts
Operated chainsaws, chippers, bucket truck, and associated equipment for tree pruning, tree removal, tree fertilization, mulching and other cultural practices.
Completed aerial tree pruning using appropriate techniques for safety, and tree protection while conducting work objectives.
Performed tree planting and ANSI Standard cultural practices for the care and maintenance of trees.
Seafood Deli ManagerApr 1990 to May 1997 Star Market
Supervised and scheduled employees on a weekly basis.
Conducted inventory and profit loss control on a regular basis.
Procured product for merchandising from associated vendors.
Organized and procured supplies and associated equipment needed for operations.
Performed quality customer service assurance as needed to maintain good customer relations.
Merchandised products throughout retail space designing displays, signs and placards.
Associate of Science1999University of New HampshireLicensed NH Forester #372
ISA certified Arborist # NE
Member of International Society of Arboriculture
Member of Trout Unlimited
Member of Quality Deer Management Association
Member of the Belmont Conservation Commission
Project Learning Tree board member