Nine professional members of the Guild are elected by their peers to serve three-year terms on the Membership and Policy Council (MPC). The MPC supervises the development of Guild policy and position statements and the modification of our Mission and Principles. The MPC also addresses issues related to membership and member services. The MPC holds monthly conference calls and is comprised of committees responsible for work on current projects. Elections are held for a portion of the MPC positions each autumn.

Congratulations to our elected MPC members for the 2021-2023 term! 30% of our Professional and Retired Professional members voted this year. Thank you for staying engaged! Election results will be highlighted below very soon.

Alex Barrett (Chair)

Term through 12/31/21
Saxtons River, VT

Justin Hart

Term through 12/31/22
Tuscaloosa, AL

Shane Hetzler

Term through 12/31/22
Corvallis, OR

Mark Jacobs

Term through 12/31/23
McGregor, MN

Marianne Patinelli-Dubay

Term through 12/31/23
Adirondacks, NY

Laura Schweitzer

Term through 12/31/22
Denver, CO

Mary Stuever

Term through 12/31/23
Chama, NM

Mark Vander Meer

Term through 12/31/22
Missoula, MT

Bruce White

Term through 12/31/21
Raleigh, NC

Current MPC members

Meet your elected MPC 2021-2023 term members!

Alex Barrett (Chair)

Saxtons River, Vermont
802-428-4050
alexlbarrett@gmail.com

Justin Hart

Tuscaloosa, Alabama
205-348-1673
hart013@ua.edu

Shane Hetzler

Corvallis, Oregon
541-257-8592
shane@troutmountain.com

Mark Jacobs

McGregor, Minnesota
218-330-6187 or 218-768-2914
mhjacobs59@gmail.com

Marianne Patinelli-Dubay

Adirondacks, New York
mpatinelli@esf.edu

Laura Schweitzer

Denver, Colorado
307-634-3799
lauraeschweitzer6@gmail.com

Mary Stuever

Chama, New Mexico
mary@foresterslog.com

Mark Vander Meer

Missoula, Montana
406-541-2565
mark@watershedconsulting.com

Bruce White

Raleigh, North Carolina
bwhite@gfrforestry.com

Marianne Patinelli-Dubay

"The greatest challenge facing the next generation of resource managers will be to ethically negotiate the tension between management and stewardship. The challenge taken up by the Guild and this Council will be to share the way."

Marianne Patinelli-Dubay

Adirondacks, NY
Mary Stuever

"I am a believer in forestry as the ART and Science of applying a deep and sincere love of the forest – learning all I can, being totally observant of what I see, listening to the wisdom of other people, of the trees, of land."

Mary Stuever

Chama, NM
Mark Jacobs

"The strength of the Forest Stewards Guild is our membership and the exceptional work they do in the forest. I feel that utilizing our “strength” to inform and raise awareness can raise the bar for the next generation of forest managers."

Mark Jacobs

McGregor, MN

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