Our Team

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

Meet Our Board


Senior Management Team

Joseph Furia

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

Sarah Horton

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

Tim Hecox

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

Jennifer Kent

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

Tyler Quinn

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

Merrit Thompson

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

Chuck Wiley

Facilities
Director
503-488-2138
cwiley@worldforestry.org

Sara Wu

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

World Forestry Center Staff

Executive

Joe Furia
Executive Director

Maddie Rosser
Executive and Program Assistant

Communications

Tyler Quinn
Communications Director

Development

Merrit Thompson
Development Director

Erin Deleissegues
Development Associate

Event Services

Jennifer Kent
Event & Visitor Services Director

Angie Garcia
Event Services Manager

Facilities & Security

Chuck Wiley
Facilities & Safety Director

James Bailey
Property Maintenance Technician

Dennis McAfee
Lead Facilities Technician

John MacBride
Facilities Technician

Kody Bankston
Facilities Technician

David Boe
Security Staff

Finance & Operations

Sarah Horton
Chief Operations Officer/Chief Finance Officer

Jamie Wiley
Accounting Manager

Museum & Experiences

Tim Hecox
Experience Director

Professional Programs

Sara Wu
Professional Programs Director

Vivian Bui
Professional Programs Coordinator


Board of Directors

Jeff
Nuss

Jeff Nuss
Chair
Founder, Past President & CEO

GreenWood Resources

Craig
Blair

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Vice-Chair
President & CEO

Resource Management Service

Stephen
Levesque

Stephen Levesque
Treasurer
Managing Director of Operations

Campbell Global

Victor
Haley

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Secretary
Partner

Eversheds Sutherland

Nils
Christoffersen

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Executive Director

Wallowa Resources

Sam
Cook

Executive Director of Forest Assets, VP Natural Resources Foundation

NC State University, College of Natural Resources

Dr. Thomas
DeLuca

Cheryl Ramberg-Ford & Allyn C. Ford Dean

Oregon State University, College of Forestry

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

Karim
Khalifa

Senior Director, Buildings Innovation

Sidewalk Labs

Court
Stanley

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Owner

Heartwood Consulting

Tiffanie
Starr

Tiffanie Starr
Senior Acquisitions
Manager

Timberland Investment 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, OSRAM USA & Head of Global Sales
OSRAM

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

Whit Hill 

Russ Hoeflich
Executive Director
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
Timberland Transaction Adviser

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