We interview Kenneth Schmidgall today. He has an AAS – Forest Resources – Mt Hood Community College and is currently enrolled in the Oregon State University College of Forestry – Forest Management Major.
He is on Instagram: www.instagram.com/punk_in_the_woods/
"After 14 years of construction work I decided it was time for a change and at the age of 30 I enrolled in college full time to get a degree in forestry. I’ve worked for Oregon Department of Forestry on a thinning and wildland fire suppression crew, For Cougar Environmental as a timber cruiser, and I just recently excepted a position with Olympic Resource Management as their summer intern forester. I’m also extremely active in the Portland chapter of Society of American Foresters recently excepting the chapter chair position. My hobbies include fly fishing, hiking, going to punk shows, and listening to original reggae, soul, and ska. My goal with social media is to counter misconceptions in forest management practices and give forestry professionals a voice that I think is seldom heard or drowned out by more extreme opinions and also to connect with other forestry professionals in order to share ideas."-Kenneth Schmidgall