About three years ago, I retired from the US Forest Service after 35 years in silviculture. For the last 15 years of my career, I provided leadership in reforestation and stand improvement both nationally and specifically in Regions 1, 2 and 4, which cover the extent of the Rocky Mountains and then some. I was first introduced to the plight of whitebark pine during a field trip in the mid-90s on the Rocky Mountain Front. It piqued my interest, and I became an advocate for restoration and maintenance. I have provided specific guidance on whitebark pine planting techniques in partnership with other researchers, which we shared in Nutcracker Notes, at WPEF symposiums, and through active restoration projects. I am knowledgeable of nursery practices for seedling production and the whitebark tree improvement program, as well as stand dynamics for high elevation ecosystems. I have been a long-time member of WPEF, joining the Board of Directors in April 2016, when I accepted the acting Treasurer position to complete the term of the resigning treasurer. I am committed to bringing good financial practices and planning to the Foundation as we expand our capability and contributions to benefit whitebark ecosystems.