This will be a 4 part series with 4 amazing women and will be published each Monday in each week of October 2020 for National Forest Products week. Amanda Astor and I recorded this episode before the devastating fires in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. We chatted about forest fires and what Oregon Women in…

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We loved interviewing Amanda, in her episode we talked about fire science and the roll Smokey the bear plays. Amanda Rau started working in wildland fire management as a member of a 20-person handcrew based in Springfield, Oregon in 1999. In 2001, after finishing her undergraduate degree in Philosophy at the University of Oregon, she…

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   Author and Photos by Talking Forests  University of Stuttgart created a self-shaping cross-laminated-timber tower in the German town called Urbach. Talking Forests was so excited to see this wooden wonder in person. “The design of the tower emerges from a new self-shaping process of the curved wood components. This pioneering development constitutes a paradigm…

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Jessica Carr started working in marketing when she was 18 at Utah Valley University’s Entrepreneurship Institute as the Marketing and Events Coordinator. That same year she became the youngest ambassador for Google in the world (to her knowledge) as the Organizer for the Utah Google Developer Group. She then went on to be a project…

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Jordan Gross and I e-met on our favorite platform LinkedIn, we had a great idea to bring you guys value and so we interviewed him! www.journeytocloudnine.com Instagram: www.instagram.com/cloudnine_moments or @cloudnine_moments LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/jordan-gross-8271905b/ Jordan is a Northwestern and Kellogg School of Management graduate, a two-time startup founder, a TEDx speaker, and a #1 best-selling author. His…

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The Institute of Chartered Foresters is the professional body for foresters and arboriculturists in the United Kingdom. I first heard of this organization when I was talking with Andy Heald a member who works for Confor, a membership organization for sustainable forestry and wood-using businesses. He invited me to go to the Association of Professional…

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Author and Photos by Talking Forests  A wooden conference you have been waiting for! We are ready to show Portland Mass Timber conference attendees what we do. Check out some of the work Talking Forests has done. www.talkingforests.com/portfolio/ The International Mass Timber Conference is back with popular demand in Portland, Oregon this week! People from…

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Charles is currently a consultant in forestry research and wood product industry, his business is called Doug Fir Consulting (www.dougfirconsulting.com) working with companies such as Smartlam, Forest Business Network, Bureau of Business and Economic research and several other research entities. Recently he was a Manufacturing Analyst and Sales and Ops Planner with Stimson Lumber Company.…

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A great story here! We talked about all types of landowners and being involved in that community. Valerie really has ties to the land and it comes out in her passionate work. You can find her on Instagram here: www.instagram.com/val_abouttown  Valerie developed a connection to the land and passion for working with people who have sawdust…

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