I am a retired Forest Service employee. My last post was Director of the PNW Research Station. My first post was Tree Breeder at the Dorena Tree Improvement Center where I worked on developing resistant varieties of various species of five-needle pines. In between those jobs I was the National Director of Forest Health Protection. So I’ve been concerned and involved with whitebark pine conservation issues for a long time. I’m committed to continuing this work and with your help and support we can make a difference. Thank you all for working with the Foundation to conserve these iconic trees for future generations.