Tyler and I had a great chat about forestry in all regions, how his internship led him into his position now, and adversity that we face in the industry. He has a wide variety of knowledge and brings a great education with him to his first year working as a Timber Industry Analyst at Forisk Consulting.
Role: Currently, I am working as Timber Industry Analyst here at Forisk. I have been with them full-time since July of this year. Previously, I had interned with them going back to March of 2019.
Education: My undergraduate degree was a B.A. in Biology from Georgia Southern University. Afterwards, I got my M.S. in Forest Resources and MFR in Forest Business both from the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources at the University of Georgia. This May, I finished up my PhD in Forest Finance and Economics also from Warnell. My master’s work was centered around examining the costs of a chipping operation on an experimental track in South Carolina while my PhD was focused on how working forest conservation easements and their characteristics affect surrounding property value.
Previous jobs: Primarily, I have worked as a graduate research assistant during my time in graduate school both at the masters and PhD level. However, prior to coming to UGA I also worked as women’s assistant soccer coach at Georgia Military College in Milledgeville, GA.
Hobbies: Emily (my wife) and I like to go hiking on the weekends when we can. Generally, we enjoy taking a trip up to the North Georgia mountains and spending a day doing so. Also, I have recently started gardening a bit more and enjoy reading and spending time around the house with Emily and our two cats Goblin and Petunia.
Goal in social media: Generally, I would like to get to know more people in the industry. Hopefully, social media and events like this podcast can help with that. Forestry is such a broad field that it is always beneficial to talk to more people because everyone has a unique perspective.