Board of Advisors

 

William Banzhaf, Former President, Sustainable Forestry Board, Retired

Paul DeLong, Wisconsin State Forester, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry

R. Philip Guillery, Systems Integrity Director, FSC

Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin, Director, Rural Enterprise Center

Don Heise, Architectural Wood Specialties

Robert Hrubes, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Scientific Certification Systems, Forest Conservation Program

Douglas MacCleery, Senior Policy Analyst, Forest Management Division, National Forest System, Washington, D.C.

Nick Martin, Chief Technical Officer, American Carbon Registry

Patrick O'Brien, Organizational Development Consultant

 

 

Board of Advisors Bios

 

William Banzhaf, Former President, Sustainable Forestry Board


William Banzhaf served as the President of the Sustainable Forestry Board, an independent 501(c) 3 not-for-profit organization. The 15-member body oversees the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® Standard, the most widely used forest certification standard in North America. Prior to his work with the SFB, he served as the Executive Vice-President for the Society of American Foresters (SAF) from 1988 to 2002. In addition, Banzhaf served as President of George Banzhaf & Company, a consulting firm with a national practice specializing in forest land valuation and present and future projections of sustainable wood supply for the forest products industry, from 1967 to 1988. Banzhaf is a member of and holds positions on the boards of numerous professional organizations including the Sustainable Forestry Board, Resources For the Future, Roundtable on Sustainable Forests, American Society of Association Executives, Greater Washington Society of Association Executives, Council of Engineering and Scientific Society Executives, Pinchot Institute of Conservation, Seventh American Forest Congress, Natural Resource Council of America, USDA, National Commission on Wildfire, National Council on Private Forests, and the Association of Consulting Foresters. Banzhaf is a Certified Forester, 2002 through Society of American Foresters. He graduated from the University of Michigan in 1967 with a BSF Forestry (one year graduate degree) and from the University of Colorado in 1964 with a BA History/Political Science.

 

Paul DeLong, Wisconsin State Forester, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry

 

Paul DeLong was appointed Wisconsin State Forester in 2003, after serving 10-years at the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources in the Division of Forestry. The Wisconsin DNR's Forestry program has an annual budget of $42 million and 450 employees. The Forestry Division is responsible for the protection and sustainable management of the state's nearly 16 million acres of forestland and the millions of urban trees that are so critical to our quality of life. Prior to joining the DNR in 1992, Paul worked as a senior program officer for the World Wildlife Fund in Washington, DC, and as a mediator for the RESOLVE Center for Environmental Dispute Resolution, also in Washington. DeLong holds a bachelor's degree in forestry from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and a master's degree in natural resources policy from the University of Michigan.

 

R. Philip Guillery, Systems Integrity Director, FSC

 

Phil Guillery is the new FSC Systems Integrity Director from March 2011. He is responsible for the development of a traceability system within the FSC’s chain of custody certification. Mr. Guillery also coordinates the work on the Modular Approach Program (MAP) - standards aimed at allowing forest management operations to progress towards FSC certification in a stepwise fashion. This new position has been created to enhance the credibility of FSC certification and trademarks while supporting the need for increased and equitable access to FSC certification.

 

Mr. Guillery has been involved with FSC since 1997.  He participated in the development of the FSC national standards and numerous FSC policies, managed an FSC Group certificate, lead forests and CoC audits, and served on the FSC-US Board for seven years. He also worked as a consultant to forest management operations and CoC certificate holders, contributing to forest certification and the development of supply chains for FSC products. Mr. Guillery worked for communities, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector on a wide range of projects in Asia, the Pacific, Europe, Africa and North America.

 

Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin, Director, Rural Enterprise Center

 

Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin is a naturalized U.S. citizen born in Guatemala in 1967. He immigrated to the U.S. in August of 1992 and has lived in MN since. Reginaldo earned a degree in agronomy from the Central National School of Agriculture and conducted studies in agronomy at the Universidad de San Carlos in Guatemala. After immigrating to the U.S., Reginaldo attended various local colleges and finally graduated from Augsburg College with an undergraduate degree in International Business Management and a minor in communications. His extra curricular training includes agricultural research, business planning, economic development and work with children and youth both in Guatemala and in Minneapolis. Reginaldo has worked on economic development for Guatemalan Indigenous communities since 1988, and is a founder of various community run businesses. He served as vice-chair of the Fair Trade Federation after co-founding it in 1994, he has done consulting work for the United Nations Development Program’s Bureau for Latin America on the Indigenous People’s Development Initiative, with focus on developing Indigenous trade partnerships internationally. He also served as advisor to the World Council of Indigenous Peoples on “practical ways to involve Indigenous leaders in the development of international fair trade”.


From 1992 to 1999 Reginaldo lived in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he worked on developing fair trade partnerships between businesses in the North and Guatemalan and Mexican Indigenous businesses, on creating local businesses and training others to develop their own businesses (specially Latino/a) Reginaldo’s major accomplishments are highlighted by the creation of Peace Coffee, a coffee company developed in partnership with Rigoberta Menchu Tum, the 1992 Nobel Peace Price laureate. As a recognition to his work both locally and internationally, he was awarded one of the Twin Cities (Minneapolis and Saint Paul) International Citizen of the Year Awards in 1996. After developing Peace Coffee, Reginaldo went on to work with woodland owners in the Midwest and Guatemala where he organized Forestry Stewardship Certified cooperative forestry businesses.


Reginaldo currently lives and works in Northfield, MN and is the founder and Director of the Rural Enterprise Center, a program of Main Street Project, a non-profit tax exempt organization in Minneapolis with a focus in rural development. Reginaldo also serves on the advisory board of Fifth Bridge, a non-profit organization promoting volunteerism, on the board of the Northfield Area Foundation and the Northfield Area United Way. He is married to Amy Haslett-Marroquin and is father to William, Ana Nicktae, and Lars Decarlo Marroquin-Haslett.

 

Don Heise, Project Manager, Board of Advisors

 

Don Heise has over 25 years of experience with lumber and wood products, and over 14 years of experience working with FSC certification (Forest Stewardship Council). Don worked for 15 years as the National Sales Manager of Colonial Craft, a Minnesota company instrumental in the development of FSC and in 1994 was among the first ten companies in the US to become FSC chain-of-custody certified. Don has training in Architectural Drafting from the North Dakota State College of Science and was an active member of the Minnesota Wood Promotion Council where he served one year as vice president. His background allows him to integrate design into his woodworking projects, where he has spent time designing and building custom cabinets, and worked with everything from refurbished lumber to reclaimed tin siding. Today Don continues his passion for wood and innovation by splitting his time between Dovetail and being an independent wood products sales representative. His company, Architectural Wood Specialties, Inc., sources high-quality wood products, including FSC-certified and other sustainably-managed designations. Don joined Dovetail as a project manager in 2007 and as a member of the Board of Advisors in 2006. His enthusiasm for innovative design and knowledge of sustainable wood products make him an undeniable asset.

 

Robert J. Hrubes, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Scientific Certification Systems, Forest Conservation Program

 

Ph.D., Wildland Resource Sciences; University of California, Berkeley, CA

M.A., Economics; University of California, Berkeley, CA

M.S., Resource Systems Management; University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

B.S., Forest Management and Outdoor Recreation Management; Iowa State University, Ames, IA

 

Dr. Hrubes has principal responsibility for leading the company's natural resource management and chain-of-custody programs. Dr. Hrubes is a registered professional forester and resource economist with over 30 years of professional experience in both the private and public sectors. Prior to joining SCS, he was managing principal of Natural Resource Associates, a Northern California-based forestry and resource economics consulting firm. In 1991, SCS first engaged Dr. Hrubes' consulting services to design and implement its forest certification program. Dr. Hrubes is an internationally recognized expert in natural resources management and environmental certification. As principal architect of the SCS Forest Conservation Certification Program, Dr. Hrubes functions in the company in an executive leadership capacity while also maintaining his involvement as a certification practitioner. He has served as team leader on evaluations of more than 30 forest management operations worldwide, totaling more then 15 million acres. He has also served as auditor for many chain-of-custody certification evaluations, worldwide. While principal consultant for Natural Resource Associates, Dr. Hrubes specialized in wildland management planning, sustainable forestry analysis, resource economics analysis, operations research analysis, and forest management. In addition, he applied management science techniques and principles to a broad range of resource management problems. Dr. Hrubes served for four years on the Board of Directors of the Forest Stewardship Council and was the founding chair of the Board of Directors of the Forest Stewards Guild, a U.S.-based professional forestry society. Prior to establishing a private consulting practice in 1988, Dr. Hrubes worked for the USDA Forest Service for 15 years. His last position with the Forest Service was Principal Forest Economist/Operations Research Analyst on the Management Sciences Staff in Berkeley, California.

 

Douglas MacCleery, Senior Policy Analyst, Forest Management Division, National Forest System, Washington, D.C.

 

Douglas MacCleery is a graduate forester receiving his degree from Michigan State University. He was employed as policy analyst for the National Forest Product Association and has recently completed service with the U.S. Forest Service in Washington D.C. MacCleery's understanding and ability to define forestry issues makes his books and writing very popular and often quoted by people with forest policy and legislative responsibilities.

 

Nick Martin, Chief Technical Officer, American Carbon Registry

 

Nick Martin is responsible for ensuring the environmental integrity of all offsets issued by the American Carbon Registry (ACR). He leads the development of ACR protocols in improved forest management, afforestation/reforestation, REDD+, agricultural fertilizer management, rice sector GHG reductions, fugitive methane in the oil & gas sector, wetland restoration, truck stop electrification, livestock/grazing management and other areas. He is managing ACR’s work in agricultural GHG mitigation, including protocol development, pilot projects with farmers, and coordination with the California Air Resources Board. Nick previously worked for Xcel Energy, where he led analysis of federal climate legislation, conducted biomass fuel supply analysis, and developed a pre-compliance carbon offset pilot program. He earlier managed Winrock International’s terrestrial carbon research under the US Department of Energy’s West Coast Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership and conducted forest carbon research for the US Forest Service and State of California. He also worked for the Zuni Indian Tribe in New Mexico, where he created and managed the Zuni Forest Products Enterprise to conduct hazardous fuel reduction and forest health projects on Tribal, US Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management lands. Nick has a background in forest management, energy and natural resources, with an MS in Energy and Resources from the University of California at Berkeley.

 

Patrick O'Brien, Organizational Development Consultant

 

Patrick is one of the most experienced facilitators of organizational change in the Twin Cities area. He began his practice in 1981 and is recognized for applying creativity and a focus on the whole person to his work with individuals and groups facing change. He is dedicated to building healthy and successful organizations in all sectors. He is particularly skillful in coaching leaders to become wiser and more knowledgeable in their roles. Patrick also works with his wife of 34 years, Diana, to guide couples in creating more harmonious and purposeful relationships. Previous to his consulting work, Patrick founded The Malt Shop restaurants in Minneapolis. Patrick holds a B.A. degree in Social Work from Augsburg College in Minneapolis.