Joseph Vaughn has worked in the natural resource profession since 2011. He has experience in wildland fire management, political and environmental advocacy, and most recently the forest products industry working at Interfor, one of the world’s largest lumber providers, as a Procurement Forester. He has earned an Associate of Science in Pre-Forestry from the University of North Georgia (UNG), a Bachelor of Science in Forest Resources from the University of Georgia’s Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources (UGA) and is currently working on an Associate Certificate in Industrial Wood Processing at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT). One of his most notable achievements is becoming an alumnus of the National Park Service (NPS) Academy, a partnership with the Student Conservation Association (SCA). The goal of the program is to enhance professional and organizational excellence in the next century by recruiting and retaining a workforce that reflects the diversity of the nation. He is also proud to hold membership in AGHON, a honor society founded in 1920 at UGA, which seeks to recognize individuals with outstanding leadership, character and a passion for agriculture. His current projects include becoming a licensed Registered Forester and operating a forestry & natural resource specific twitter account, Joe Talks Timber. Joseph lives in Athens, GA with his wife Samantha and dog Toby.
Reach Joe at: