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.

Elections for the 2021-2023 MPC term are open from November 6 to December 6, 2020. Professional and Retired Professional members are encouraged to vote! Look for your ballot email in your inbox on November 6 and thank you for staying engaged!

Alex Barrett

Term through 12/31/21
Saxtons River, VT

John Gunn

Term through 12/31/20
Cumberland, ME

Justin Hart

Term through 12/31/22
Tuscaloosa, AL

Shane Hetzler (Chair)

Term through 12/31/22
Corvallis, OR

Michael Leff

Term through 12/31/20
Chesterfield, MA

Mark Jacobs

Term through 12/31/20
McGregor, MN

Laura Schweitzer

Term through 12/31/22
Denver, CO

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 2020-2022 term members!

Alex Barrett

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

John Gunn

Cumberland, Maine
207-212-7723
jgunn@sig-nal.org

Justin Hart

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

Shane Hetzler

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

Michael Leff

Chesterfield, Massachusetts
215-870-0605
MLeff@ecologicalconnections.com

Mark Jacobs

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

Laura Schweitzer

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

Mark Vander Meer

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

Bruce White

Raleigh, North Carolina
bwhite@gfrforestry.com

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"In my opinion, environmental science and natural resources management programs, in addition to traditional forestry programs, would be well served by a group of students committed to Guild principles."

Justin Hart

Tuscaloosa, AL
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"I’ve been fortunate to work alongside an inspiring and dedicated group of [Guild] members and staff. These individuals believe like I do that the sustainable management of our forests is intrinsically tied to a societal well-being that extends far beyond things like timber production."

Shane Hetzler

MPC Chair
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"I believe strongly in the power of working together to achieve as a community that which we are not able to achieve individually. This is why I see the work of the Forest Guild as simply critical."

Laura Schweitzer

Denver, CO
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"Serving on the MPC will allow me to maintain and build bridges between Guild members and the organization. My location in the Northern Rockies will promote membership where like-minded foresters are many, but Guild members are few.."

Mark Vander Meer

Missoula, MT

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