Maine Division Leadership Team

Nicole Rogers
Nicole Rogers

Chair

Nicole Rogers
Term: 1/1/21 – 12/31/21
nicole.s.rogers@maine.edu

Nicole is an Assistant Professor of Forestry at the University of Maine at Fort Kent. She is a Maine native and earned her B.S. in Forest Ecosystem Science from the University of Maine, her M.S. in Sustainable Forest Management from Oregon State University, and her forthcoming Ph.D. in Natural Resources from the University of Vermont.  Member-at-Large is her first role in MESAF.

Carol Redelsheimer
Carol Redelsheimer

Immediate Past Chair

Carol Redelsheimer
Term: 1/1/21 – 12/31/21
redelsheimerc@safnet.org

Carol is currently Director, Science & Education, for the Society of American Foresters where she administers SAF accreditation, coordinates national convention program development, and works with the Forest Science and Technology Board and Working Groups. (And in case you ever wondered who writes those darn Journal of Forestry quizzes,that would be Carol.) Prior to SAF her career included a variety of forestry positions in northern and eastern Maine and she is honored to have been recognized in 2010 as a University of Maine School of Forest Resources Distinguished Alumna.

Kyle Burdick
Kyle Burdick

Chair Elect

Kyle Burdick
Term: 1/1/21 – 12/31/21
kyleleroyburdick@gmail.com

Kyle graduated from the University of Maine in 2007 with a degree in forest management. He has worked in the Adirondacks and Maine, practicing forest management on a mix of conservation, industry, and family ownerships. He currently serves on Maine’s Outcome Based Forestry panel, the Maine Tree Farm Committee, and is a Maine Woodland Owners member and chapter representative. He is the Woodlands Manager for Baskahegan Company, with responsibilities including management policy, forest certification, land acquisitions, carbon offsets, wood sales, and general company administration. He lives in Brookton with his forestry award-winning dog Chaga.

Jacob (Jake) Metzler
Jacob (Jake) Metzler

Treasurer

Jacob (Jake) Metzler
Term: 1/1/20 – 12/31/21
jake@fsmaine.org

Jake is currently the Director of Forestland Conservation for the Forest Society of Maine in Bangor. In that role, he gets to work with landowners large and small throughout the state, helping answer land conservation questions by crafting and stewarding projects that help ensure that forests remain sustainable, productive, and vibrant for all their users. Jake has previously served SAF as a member of both the NESAF Executive Committee (2019-2021) and the Maine Division Executive Committee.

Kristen (Kris) Hoffman
Kristen (Kris) Hoffman

Secretary

Kristen (Kris) Hoffman
Term: 1/1/21 – 12/31/21
kristen@fsmaine.org

Kris was hired by the Forest Society of Maine in 2007 to help meet their growing land stewardship needs. She conducts ground and aerial monitoring for many of the current easements and compiles baseline documentation for new projects. She has a B.S. from Northland College in Biology and Psychology and an M.S. in Forest Management from the University of Maine. Kris previously served as the executive director of the Pemaquid Watershed Association. Before this term, Kris served many years on the executive committee of the Maine division of the Society of American Foresters, with the New England Region Conference On Forest Engineering, and with Maine Project Learning Tree, among other organizations. When she’s not at the office Kris likes taking long walks with her dogs and introducing her children to all the wonders of the outside.

Shawn Bugbee
Shawn Bugbee

Member-at-Large

Shawn Bugbee
Term: 1/1/21 – 12/31/21
sbugbee@sevenislands.com

Shawn is currently the Northern Maine Unit Manager at Seven Islands Land Company and works out of their Ashland office. He has been working for Seven Islands since graduating from the University of Maine where he received a BS in Forestry. He is the chair of the Northern Maine Forest Resource Education Center located at the Northern Maine Fairgrounds, director of the Ashland Logging Museum, and a Tree Farm Inspector. In 2019 he attended the Mid-Atlantic/Northeast SAF Leadership Academy held in Milford, Pennsylvania. Member at Large is Shawn’s first office held for MESAF.

Jason McLellan
Jason McLellan

Member-at-Large

Jason McLellan
Term: 1/1/21 – 12/31/21
jason@baskahegan.com

Jason is from Washington county Maine and earned a B.S. in Forestry from the University of Maine with a minor in Surveying. During college he worked at the Penobscot Experimental Forest and the University Forest and then got a job with Seven Islands Land Company in Ashland, ME. He worked with Seve as an intern cruising and working with operations for three years while in school and started full-time as an operations forester upon graduation. He worked with Seven Islands for a total of eight years until he joined Baskahegan Company in January 2020 as the Operations Manager.

Cullen Utermark
Cullen Utermark

Member-at-Large

Cullen Utermark
Term: 1/1/21 – 12/31/21
utermark.cullen@gmail.com

Cullen Utermark grew up in upstate New York and attended the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY ESF), graduating with a AAS in Forest Technology from the SUNY ESF Ranger School, and a BS in Forest Resource Management. Shortly after graduation in 2018 Cullen accepted a position with Weyerhaeuser based out of Bingham, Maine. With Weyerhaeuser, Cullen has had roles in both Maine and Vermont. In Vermont, Cullen worked marking timber in varying prescriptions. During his time in Maine, Cullen has worked as a Silviculture Forester involved with the company’s Intensive Softwood Management activities including their Reforestation, PCT, and Aerial Spray Programs, and as a Harvesting Forester administering Harvest Operations in the Upper Kennebec Valley. In 2018 Cullen became a licensed Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) pilot helping to apply the operational efficiencies of UAVs across functions in the field. Cullen’s hobbies include camping, fishing, and snowmobiling. Member-at-Large is his first role with MESAF.

Karl Honkonen
Karl Honkonen

Maine Representative to NESAF Executive Committee

Karl Honkonen
Term: 1/1/19 – 12/31/20
karlwhonkonen@fs.fed.us

Karl Honkonen joined the US Forest Service/Northeast Area, State and Private Forestry Program in March 2014 as a Watershed Forester. Karl is responsible for improving water quality in forestry operations in six New England States and New York. Prior to joining the Forest Service, Karl worked in a variety of positions, including jobs as an Environmental Specialist at FEMA, a Forensics Specialist during Hurricane Sandy recovery; a High School Science Teacher in Maine and Surrey, UK; and an Environmental Consultant. Much of his expertise in watershed management came from his 20-year career with Massachusetts environmental agencies.

Laura Audibert
Laura Audibert

Education Chair

Laura Audibert
Term: Appointed
la4568@roadrunner.com

Laura is currently a Consulting Forester living in Fort Kent, Maine. She earned her B.S. in Forest Management from the University of Maine. Her entire career has been in Maine, working in the forestry industry for 17 years and consulting for 19 years. Laura served as Maine’s Division Manager from 2000 until 2020 and has been a SAF member since 1983.

Logan Johnson
Logan Johnson

Division Manager

Logan Johnson
Term: Contracted, 2021
logan.redbeach@gmail.com

Logan is excited to work with people interested in helping others discover the forest as a sustainable natural resource that provides services communities depend on. Raised in rural Washington County, Maine, he didn’t find his passion for forests until he was a student at the University of Maine. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Master of Forestry degree. His experiences include an 11-month AmeriCorps service term as a Land Stewardship Coordinator in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Most recently, he worked as a consultant for his own company. He currently works full-time with the Forest Stewards Guild as their Northeast Region Coordinator, where he focuses on woodland owner outreach, forest climate change resiliency, and fire science.

Communications Committee Chair

Maggie Mansfield
Term: Appointed

Policy Committee Chair

Adam Daigneault
Term: Appointed


2020 Scheduled Executive Committee Meetings

  • Friday, January 10, 2020, 9:00 AM  Conference Call    
  • Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 8:00 AM Conference Call
  • Wednesday, April 22, 2020, 8:00 AM Conference Call
  • Wednesday, June 24, 2020, 8:00 AM Conference Call
  • Wednesday, August 26, 2020, 8:00 AM Conference Call
  • Wednesday, October 28, 2020, 8:00 AM Conference Call
  • Wednesday, December 23, 2020, 8:00 AM Conference Call

Historical Executive Committee List:

Historical Maine SAF Officer List Jan16_20

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