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. Prior to that, Charles was with the Bureau of Business and Economic Research (BBER) having published several GTR’s and various Journal publications. He has extensive experience conducting economic wood product industry analysis, forestry, logging utilization studies, and research for improving efficiencies in manufacturing operations. He has also worked at MAEDC in Montana conducting foundational and background analysis for Montana’s Wood Product Revolving Loan Fund now called WPRLF. Charles has a Resource Conservation Major and Climate Change minor from the University of Montana Forestry School.
Charles’s wife is Leah and they have a baby boy named Clifford. Edie Dooley created the Free To Grow Coalition and Co-founded it with Charles. Northwest Regional Board member Forest Products Society for 6 years, and Society of American Foresters for 11 years.
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