Committee – 2014 SmallWood Conference

Our 2014 SmallWood Committee is tasked with advancing hazardous fuels program objectives, including utilization and marketing of hazardous fuels, woody biomass, small-diameter timber, and underutilized species. We’re proud to introduce our 2014 Chairs and Steering Committee members.

Conference Chair

Ian MacFarlane, Executive Director
Northeastern Area Association of State Foresters
Washington, DC

Conference Co-Chair

Rusty Dramm, Program Manager
Forest Products Marketing Unit, Forest Products Laboratory
Madison, WI

Steering Committee Members

Charles W. Becker, Utilization and Marketing Manager
Virginia Dept. of Forestry
Charlottesville, VA

Gordon Boyce, Marketing & Utilization Forester
Department of Conservation & Recreation
Amherst, MA

Brian Brashaw, Director
Wood Materials and Manufacturing Program
University of Minnesota Duluth, Natural Resources Research Institute
Duluth, MN

Douglas Emmerthal, Forest Practices, Stewardship, Utilization Program Manager
Division of Forestry, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
Hartford, CT

Paul E. Frederick, Wood Utilization Forester
VT Department of Forests, Parks & Rec.
Montpelier, VT

Jennifer Hedrick, Executive Director
Pellet Fuels Institute
Arlington, VA

Mark Knaebe, Natural Resources Specialist
USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Marketing Unit, Forest Products Laboratory
Madison, WI

Sue LeVan-Green, Retired – FPL Volunteer
USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory
Madison, WI

Lew McCreery, Woody Biomass Coordinator
U.S. Forest Service
Morgantown, WV

Dusty Moller, Wood Utilization Manager
University of Nevada Reno
Reno, NV

Don Peterson, President
Renewable Resource Solutions, LLC
Crystal Falls, MI

Patrick Rappold, Wood Utilization and Marketing Specialist
Arizona State Forestry
Flagstaff, AZ

Doug Tucker
USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Marketing Unit, Forest Products Laboratory
Madison, WI

Steve Vongroven, Utilization and Marketing
Minnesota DNR
Willow River, MN

Conference Producers

Craig Rawlings, President & CEO
Forest Business Network
Missoula, MT

Tom Waddell, VP – Marketing and Sales
Forest Business Network
Missoula, MT