Sean is a forester, forest scientist, and small woodland owner. From region-wide analysis of fire regimes in California’s Sierra Nevada to managing treatment implementation for a vertically-integrated forest restoration company in Northern Arizona, Sean brings to Resilient Forestry a breadth of knowledge and experience. His bread and butter is multi-scale ecological forest management planning in his home, the Pacific Northwest. Sean earned his PhD in forest ecology from the University of Washington.
Miles has worked as an applied forest ecologist for more than a decade to study and manage the forests of the Pacific Northwest. From beginnings as a wildland firefighter, Miles has experience in leading large field studies, geospatial analysis, and forestry while working with universities, agencies, and private industry. Having lived and worked across Washington, Oregon, and Montana, Miles has an intimate understanding of the relationships between climate, geography, forests, and fire. Miles earned his MS in forest ecology from the University of Washington.
Allison is a botanist and forest ecologist with work experience from the Pacific Northwest, the Great Basin, and the Australian rainforest. She is a seasoned leader of botany and forest measurement field teams and a respected environmental consultant in her own right. Allison brings to Resilient Forestry a passion for understanding the environmental impacts of potential management actions and constructing effective plans within a complex regulatory framework. Allison earned her MS in forest ecology from the University of Washington.
Russell is a forest ecologist with a focus on the ecology of large trees in California redwood and Pacific Northwest forests. He is an expert at accessing the forest canopy using ropes, making precise tree measurements, and managing data for scientific fieldwork. His early career as a guide on river expeditions, including international trips, helped Russell develop a strong sense for team organization and clear communication of complex ideas. Russell earned his PhD in forest ecology from the University of Washington.
Taylor is a forester and ecologist with experience from across the US, including the Rocky Mountains, Adirondacks, and Appalachian regions . She has led field teams for many types of forest surveys and specializes in transforming complex data into understandable and impactful management options. She brings a strong background in silviculture, soil analysis, and forestry operations to Resilient Forestry. Taylor earned her MS in Forest and Natural Resources Management from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry.
Sam is a forester with field experience from northern Wisconsin and the west coast of the US. He is skilled in tree measurements, mapping, and botany, but his greatest contribution to Resilient Forestry is his team leadership. With experience in outdoor education, Sam excels at identifying team members’ unique contributions and uniting the group around a common goal. Sam earned his BS in forestry from Northland College.
With over 10 years of experience in specialized training roles, Erica Sloan has managed projects in public and private sectors including academia, small businesses, and start-ups. Whether it’s developing operational systems and procedures, creating and executing online media strategies, or promoting team building and professional development, Erica skillfully manages administrative duties and public relations for her colleagues at Resilient Forestry.
Bryan loves the mountains, especially those covered in lush, green forest and dissected by dendritic streams. His daily efforts involve scaling landscape dynamics data to the spatiotemporal domain through statistical modeling and geoinformatics. The main outputs of Bryan’s activities are computational frameworks and tools for the user-informed, data-driven modeling of environmental phenomena. He holds a BS in forest science and a MS in soil science, which allow him to take a holistic approach to understand processes occurring at the soil-plant-atmosphere interface.