Meet our Alumni

Forestry & Wildland Resources degrees have given alumni opportunities to work in their field around the world.

Some Forestry & Wildland Resources alumni have gone on to graduate schools. Others are making a difference as a forester in Oregon, a CalFire captain in California, and a Rangeland Management Specialist in Nevada.


Featured Alumni Profiles

Class of 2017

Richard Stein

Forestry Technician ,
Green Diamond Resource Company

Class of 2018

Kristy DeYoung

USDA Forest Service

Range & Soils

Featured Alumni Profiles

Class of 2014

Crystal Welch

Biological Science Technician (Plants),
Bureau of Land Management

Class of 2016

Alex Hepler

Rangeland Management Specialist,
Natural Resources Conservation Service




  Alumni Updates

Our grads are doing great things.

David E. Howell
Submitted: May 8, 2020
David E. Howell, 1974David Howell, Forestry & Wildland Resources, 1974, served in the U.S. Air Force active duty for four years and flew in Phantom F-4C, D, and E primarily out of George Air Force Base. He retired from career civil service after 37 years of active duty with the Bureau...
Michael M O’Boyle
Submitted: February 14, 2020
Michael M O'Boyle, June 1971Michael O’Boyle, Forestry & Wildland Resources, 1971, spent 16 years with the USDA Soil Conservation Service, and ended up as a district conservationist. He then served in New Mexico and California. Afterward, O’Boyle completed 20 years with the...
Janelle Thompson
Submitted: January 13, 2020
Janelle Thompson, 1993In 2019, after 28 years with the U.S. Forest Service in a position as a timber sale administrator, Janelle Thompson, Forestry & Wildland Resources, 1993, was promoted to Tahoe National Forest, Sierraville Ranger District Timber Management Officer. Thompson began...
Tyler Smurr
Submitted: January 1, 2020
Tyler Smurr, 1995Tyler Smurr, Forestry & Wildland Resources, 1995, worked for Sierra Pacific Industries after graduating from Humboldt State but then met a girl and followed her to Texas.  He taught middle school science for 14 years, and is currently an Assistant Principal for a...
William Chilson
Submitted: December 29, 2019
William Chilson, 1967For the past 10 years, William Chilson, Forestry & Wildland Resources, 1967 has been working in the renewable energy industry with a focus on development of utility scale power plants. His current position is Director of Siting and Real Estate with Candela...


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