Western Oregon Field Coordinator
Corey grew up in Portland, and his family has been in Western Oregon for over one hundred years. He graduated from Oregon State University with a B.S. in Forest Operations Management in 2010. Upon graduating, Corey worked as a consulting forester for several companies throughout Oregon, California, and Montana. As a consultant Corey worked with small and large private landowners, as well as State and Federal agencies to accomplish various forest management activities. This included timber sale administration, GIS and cartography, timber inventory planning and implementation, and prescribed burning. Notably, consulting gave Corey the opportunity to learn and to work in every major timber type across the Western US.
Eventually, Corey’s career led him to the University of Montana where he received his Master of Business Administration with a focus on forest management in 2018. While at UM, he worked as a graduate research assistant for the Bureau of Business and Economic Research in their Forest Industry department.
Most recently, Corey has worked as a staff forester for Collins Pine Company in Chester, California. Working at Collins in particular, and throughout the Western US in general, he has witnessed first-hand the importance of managing Western forests for resilience to disturbance, especially in an age of unprecedented climate change. Corey is also a California Registered Professional Forester.
In his free time, Corey enjoys playing Irish hurling, hiking, and spending time outside with his wife and two sons.