AFRC Staff

Travis Joseph

Travis Joseph
President

Travis was born and raised in Springfield, Oregon but spent eight years in Washington D.C. working for the U.S. House of Representatives. He was a sen[...]

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Lawson Fite

Lawson Fite
General Counsel

Lawson began his career as a Trial Attorney in the Wildlife and Marine Resources Section of the U.S. Department of Justice, focusing on litigation und[...]

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Cindi Kaneshige

Cindi Kaneshige
Administrative Assistant

Cindi grew up in Portland and is a third generation Oregonian. She began working for AFRC’s predecessor, the Northwest Forestry Association, in 1987[...]

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Sara Ghafouri

Sara Ghafouri
Staff Attorney

Sara Ghafouri joins AFRC after practicing almost three years as an associate at Haglund Kelley LLP, a Portland-based law firm. During her time at Hagl[...]

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Matt Comisky

Matt Comisky
Washington State Manager

Matt was born and raised in Seattle but enjoyed the woods from an early age through camping, hiking, and eventually exploring the backroads of western[...]

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Ross Mickey

Ross Mickey
Federal Forest Manager

Ross Mickey has been working in the forest resource area for the last 30 years. As Federal Forest Manager, he works with federal, state, local governm[...]

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Andy Geissler

Andy Geissler
Field Forester

Andy moved to Oregon to join AFRC as its field forester from Washington state, where he worked for six years in the woods of Lewis County.[...]

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Heath Heikkila

Heath Heikkila
Government Affairs

Heath works at the intersection of government, policy, and communications advocating for solutions to some of the Pacific Northwest’s most challengi[...]

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Irene Jerome

Irene Jerome
Oregon/Idaho Consultant

Irene grew up on the family homestead west of Maupin, Oregon. Her ancestors traveled the Oregon Trail in the 1840s originally settling in the Willamet[...]

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Tom Partin

Tom Partin
OR/WA/Panhandle Consultant

Tom is a native Oregonian and grew up in a logging family in Prineville, Oregon. His love of the outdoors led him to studying forestry at Oregon State[...]

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Jerry Jensen

Jerry Jensen
California Consultant

After graduation from Humboldt State University, I served two years in the US Peace Corps, 1964-66 in an applied forestry research program in the Hind[...]

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Scott Stawiarski

Scott Stawiarski
California Consultant

Scott retired from the Forest Service as a Supervisory Forester with 32 years of experience planning and implementing forest management programs and p[...]

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Jerry van Hees

Jerry van Hees
California Consultant

Jerry was born on the east coast and studied forestry at Paul Smith’s College in upstate New York. When he finished college, Jerry moved to Central [...]

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