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Dave Spinks, RFT

Dave graduated from Selkirk College in Castlegar in 1998 with a Diploma in Forest Resource Technology. He spent the next 10 years working for two different consulting companies in various parts of British Columbia, mainly in the Prince George area. The majority of his experience consulting was in multi-phase timber development with an emphasis on timber cruising. He moved to Kamloops in 2007, started work with the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations (FLNRO) and was involved in appraisal review & CP issuance but mostly check cruising with Thompson Rivers District from 2007 - 2013. From 2013 until now he has been the Cruising Specialist for the South Area with FLNRO.

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Christoph Gebauer,RFT

Christoph graduated from Selkirk College in 1997 and worked for Timberland Consultants in Nelson since then, except for a short stint with Forsite Consultants out of Smithers. He specialized in operational timber cruising for the better part of 15 years, and was involved with all aspects of cruise submissions and compilations. Christoph now works with BCTS based out of Nakusp, BC where he is currently an Operations Technologist.

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Andrew Greschner, RPF

Andrew graduated from Thompson Rivers University in 2013 with a Bachelor's Degree in Natural Resource Sciences. He was a summer student for Tolko for close to two years where he cut his teeth in operational cruising throughout the Okanagan. Upon graduation he worked for Cabin Forestry Services in the Okanagan doing a little bit of everything for just about two years until moving to 100 Mile House in 2014 to be a Forest Technician for BC Timber Sales. This was during the transition from MFLNRO districts check cruising BCTS TSLs where he became the de-facto cruise auditor for the BCTS Kamloops area. He has also dabbled in MFLNRO operations as a Resource Specialist (i.e. Check Cruiser) on a temporary assignment.

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Reg Gosselin

Reg Gosselin started timber cruising in the Mackenzie Forest District in 1987 as a high school summer student with British Columbia Forest Products (BCFP). He continued his summer employment while attending BCIT with Claymore Forestry Consulting Group and Timberline Forest Inventory Consultants. In 1995, he started his own timber cruising company, Image Forest Consulting Ltd. to work primarily with Riverside Forest Products in the Okanagan Shuswap Forest District and continues to work extensively in south central BC. Reg Gosselin has been cruising timber for the past 31 field seasons and still enjoys working in the great outdoors of British Columbia.

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John Walker

John Walker graduated from the University of New Brunswick in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science in Forestry and Environmental Manangement. He has worked as a forestry consultant since graduation in BC, mostly doing Multiphase development in the Cariboo region. In 2004 John started his own consulting business and still cruises and trains new workers to cruise.

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Kevin Vanderboom

Kevin currently works as a consultant for Cascadia Environmental Services Ltd. and is based out of Abbotsford, BC. Kevin obtained his Technical Diploma in Forestry Management from the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) at the Burnaby Campus from 1998 - 2000. He has been actively involved in operational timber cruising since 2000 on the Coast and since 2013 in the interior of British Columbia. He has lots of Call Grade Net Factoring (CGNF) experience and other alternate cruising systems such as Big BAF/Little BAF. Kevin has also spent several years training interested ATC employee candidates and continues to encourage foresters to harness timber cruising skills. Kevin has compiling experience dating back to 2007 and has also developed and submitted cruise plans since 2006.

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Doug Beattie, FIT

Doug worked as an arborist in the UK before coming to Canada to pursue a career in forestry. After graduating from the UBC Master of Sustainable Forest Management in 2013, Doug moved to Prince George and began working for a consultant. He gained two years of experience in operational cruising, as well as other aspects of multi-phase timber development. In 2017 he joined West Fraser where he runs the internal check cruise program for the Quesnel division. Doug also has experience with appraisals, site plans, FSPs, and various management plans.

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Warren Staff, RPF

Warren graduated from UBC with a BSF degree in 1994. Following school he trained as a cruiser with Industrial Forestry Service in Prince George, before moving to Salmon Arm and joining Forsite Consultants. He worked in timber development and cruised throughout the province until 2006, when he took a break from the field and camp work, spending five years working as a project manager in Forsite's Information Management department. Since returning to the bush, Warren has been working as a cruiser and development forester. Warren is also a VRI Phase 2 Timber and NVAF certified inventory sampler with experience both on the Coast and in the Interior.

 


 

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