Our Team

We are focused on people. That starts with our Staff and Board of Directors.

Meet Our Board


World Forestry Center Staff

Executive

Joe Furia
Executive Director
503-488-2119
jfuria@worldforestry.org

Kristen Fierros
Executive & Program Assistant
kfierros@worldforestry.org

Communications

Tyler Quinn
Communications Director
503-488-2128
tquinn@worldforestry.org

Development

Merrit Thompson
Development Director
503-488-2122
mthompson@worldforestry.org

Event Services

Jennifer Kent
Event & Visitor Services Director
503-488-2117
jkent@worldforestry.org  

Angie Garcia
Event Services Manager
eventsales@worldforestry.org

Abbey Rahier
Event Liaison

Facilities & Security

Chuck Wiley
Facilities & Safety Director
503-488-2138
cwiley@worldforestry.org  

James Bailey
Property Maintenance Technician

David Boe
Security Staff

Adam Eichacker
Facilities Technician

Dennis McAfee
Lead Facilities Technician

Benji Vuong
Facilities Technician

Finance & Operations

Sarah Horton
Chief Operations Officer/Chief Finance Officer
503-488-2111
shorton@worldforestry.org

Jamie Wiley
Accounting Manager
jwiley@worldforestry.org

Museum & Experiences

Tim Hecox
Experience Director
503-488-2127
tnhecox@worldforestry.org

Chris Davalos
Visitor Services Lead
503-488-2109
cdavalos@worldforestry.org

Josh Hoffman
Visitor Services Associate

Andrea Zabaglio
Visitor Services Associate

Professional Programs

Sara Wu
Professional Programs Director
503-488-2130
swu@worldforestry.org  

Vivian Bui
Professional Programs Coordinator
vbui@worldforestry.org

Diversity, Equity, Access, & Inclusion

World Forestry Center commits to practices and programs that elevate diverse voices, promote inclusiveness, and improve equity, both within our organization and in our community. This is central to our mission and essential to our daily work.


Board of Directors

Sam
Cook

Chair
Executive Director of Forest Assets, VP Natural Resources Foundation

NC State University, College of Natural Resources

Tiffani
Starr

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Vice-Chair
Managing Director, Acquisitions

Timberland Investment Resources

Stephen
Levesque

Stephen Levesque
Treasurer
Managing Director of Operations

Campbell Global

Victor
Haley

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Secretary
Partner

Eversheds Sutherland

Adam
Day

Founder

Mikata Garage LLC

Matt
Donegan

President

Donegan Advisors LLC

Dr. Thomas
RaShad Easley

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CEO, Founder

Mind Heart for Diversity Consulting, LLC

Greg
Fullem

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Partner & Shareholder

Schwabe, Williamson
& Wyatt

Zan
Galton

President

The Western Group

Karim
Khalifa

Director, Innovation Specialist for Buildings

Google

Greg
Nelson

Managing Director, Advisor

Jeff
Nuss

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Founder, Past President & CEO

GreenWood Resources

Kaärsten
Turner

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VP Conservation & Stewardship

Pacific Forest Trust

Advisory Council

Kathy Abusow 
President & CEO
Sustainable Forestry Initiative

Michael Barnes 
Professional Forester & OSWA president emeritus

Dr. Michael Clutter
VP, Director of U.S. Investments & Operations
Forest Investment Associates

Doug Decker
Director, Executive Seminar in Natural Resources Leadership Program
Portland State University

Allyn C. Ford 
Chair & Owner
Roseburg Forest Products

Dr. Roje Gootee
Forester
Rush Creek Ranch

David Hampton
Owner & Board Member
Hampton Family Forests

Jes Munk Hansen
CEO & President
TERMA Group

Dr. Gary Hartshorn
President & CEO (retired)
World Forestry Center

Whit Hill 

Russ Hoeflich
Executive Director (retired)
1000 Friends of Oregon

Dr. Barbara Karmel
President
The Reed Company

Joe McKeown
Manager
Al Peirce Company

Dennis Neilson
Principal
DANA Group

David Nunes
President & CEO
Rayonier

Claudio Ortolan
Planning Manager
Klabin

Dr. Ed Ray
President Emeritus
Oregon State University

Eric Schooler
President & CEO (retired)
Collins

John Shelk
Managing Director
Ochoco Lumber Company

Rick Smith
Principal, President & CEO
Forest Systems Inc.

Ed Sweeten
Owner at Sweeten Forestland Advisors, LLC

Hank Swigert
Chairman (retired)
ESCO Corporation

David Syre
Chairman & CEO
Trillium Corp.

John Warjone
President (retired)
Port Blakely

Dr. Court Washburn
Senior Managing Director (retired)
Hancock Timber Resource Group

Thomas Wheeler
Founder
Full Circle Recycling Company

John Wilkinson
Vice President (retired)
Jeld-Wen Corp.

Rick Wollenberg
President (retired)
Longview Fibre Company

James Workman 
Partner
Moss Adams

Honorary Directors

John Blackwell
Portland, OR

Bill Bradley
New York, NY

Jim Brown
Salem, OR

Dean DeChaine
Portland, OR

Dan Dutton
Portland, OR

Red Emmerson
Redding, CA

Alan Goudy
Portland, OR

Guillermo Güell
Santiago, Chile

Gilles Hotelin
Casablanca, Morocco

Tan Sri Datuk Tiong Hiew King
Sarawak, Malaysia

Young-Ju Park
Seoul, Korea

Jean-Claude Sève
Outriaz, France

Dieter Siempelkamp
Krefeld, Germany

Amir Sunarko
Jakarta, Indonesia