Charlie Hall: Manager of the SNA Sustainable Forestry Program
Charlie Hall is the Manager of the Sustainable Forestry Program at SNA. His experience at Sappi includes buying chips for the Somerset Mill under wood procurement. Prior to Sappi, he worked for James River and Crown Vantage in Berlin, New Hampshire. Charlie has a B.S. in Forestry/concentration Wood Technology from the University of Maine. Contact: email@example.com
Lucas Lamond: Forester
Lucas Lamond is a graduate from the University of Maine in Orono with a degree in Forest Operations, Bioproducts and Bioenergy. Lucas has gained experience in the woods over the years while working with his father, who is a licensed forester in the State of Maine. In his spare time he enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time with family and friends. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Benjamin Balet: Forest Technician
Ben is a graduate of SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry with an Associates in Applied Science in Forest Technology. He also has a Bachelor of Science in Forest Resources Management along with a minor in Management. Ben’s role at Sappi is primarily assisting Cody Lachance and Jim Stewart in central and western Maine with sustainable woodland management. Prior to joining the Sappi team, Ben interned with Weyerhaeuser’s silviculture department out of Greenville, Maine. In his spare time Ben enjoys spending time with friends and family, outdoor sporting activities, carpentry, and mechanics. Contact: email@example.com
Stephen Sacks: Forester
Stephen is currently licensed as a forester and holds a bachelor’s degree in Forestry as well as a minor in Surveying Engineering Technology from the University of Maine. Prior to his employment at Sappi, Stephen worked for two years as a forest technician/surveyor’s assistant for Jones Associates in Auburn, Maine. Stephen primarily works in central to eastern Maine assisting woodlot owners in the management of their properties. During his non-working hours, Stephen enjoys biking, skiing, playing the fiddle, tinkering with car mechanics, and spending time with his wife. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jim Stewart: Senior Procurement Forester
Jim Stewart has been a Maine licensed forester for over 30 years in western and southern Maine. Prior to joining Sappi, he worked as a forester for Weyerhaeuser/Plum Creek, AFM, International Paper, and Masonite/USG Industries with experience in forest management and planning, harvesting, and procurement. At Sappi, Jim’s primary role is working with landowners on the management of their woodlands. Jim also holds a Maine wood scaler’s license and is a graduate of the University of Maine with a B.S. in Forestry. In his free time, Jim enjoys travel, surf-casting, genealogy and history. Contact: email@example.com
Jeremy Stultz: Senior Procurement Forester
Jeremy has over 20-years of experience in the woods of northern New England and is a licensed forester in both Maine and New Hampshire. He has worked in several forestry business sectors including industrial, small family-owned and most recently as an owner and manager of a private consulting firm. His primary work area is south-central Maine, but travels frequently to mid-coast Maine as well as northern and eastern New Hampshire and works with private and public landowners as well as municipalities, land trusts and other timber management organizations. In his spare time Jeremy enjoys camping, canoeing and travel, fishing, hunting, gardening and home improvement projects. Jeremy is a 2000 graduate of the University of Maine. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ethan Olson: Forest Technician
Ethan is a 2020 graduate of the University of Maine with a B.S. in Forestry. While attending college, he worked summers with JD Irving in Fort Kent as a tree planting and precommercial thinning supervisor. Before coming to Sappi, he worked at ND Paper’s Rumford Mill as a Procurement Forester and as an Associate Buyer of mill commodities. Ethan’s primary role is assisting Jeremy Stultz with woodlot management in south-central to mid-coast Maine as well as northern and eastern New Hampshire. He works with a variety of landowners from private small woodlot owners and timber management organizations to state and federal organizations. In his free time Ethan enjoys hiking, exploring Maine’s coastal towns, traveling, and learning new topics.
Austin Burrows: Forester
Austin is a 2019 graduate of the University of Maine with a B.S. double major in Forestry and Surveying Engineering Technology. He is a licensed Forester in the State of Maine and Connecticut. While attending college, he worked summers with Weyerhaeuser as a Forest Technician assisting with tree planting and timber harvest layout. Before coming to Sappi, he worked at Hull Forest Products as a Procurement Forester. Austin’s primary role is woodlot management in south-central to mid-coast Maine as well as northern and eastern New Hampshire. Austin works with a variety of landowners from private small woodlot owners and timber management organizations to state and federal organizations. In his free time Austin enjoys backpacking/hiking, running, hunting, fishing, practicing & competing in Brazilian jujitsu.
Ryan McAvoy: Region Manager
Ryan McAvoy has many years of experience managing wood procurement and forest products. At Sappi, he has managed wood procurement at SNA mills in Maine, Michigan and Minnesota including serving as Procurement Manager of the Northeast Region of Maine, before taking up his current role. Ryan is a graduate of the University of Maine with a B.S. in Forest Management and is a member of the Society of American Foresters and the Forest Resources Association.
Bryan Savoy: Senior Wood Procurement Manager Somerset
Bryan Savoy is a licensed forester in the State of Maine with 24 years of experience in forest products marketing, harvest operations, computer mapping and strategic planning. Bryan has worked with both industrial and small woodlot ownerships across the state. Bryan’s primary role at Sappi is securing open market pulpwood for the Somerset Mill in Skowhegan, Maine. In his spare time Bryan enjoys spending time with his family, skiing and exploring the local lakes. Bryan is a graduate of the University of Maine with a B.S. in Forestry. Contact: email@example.com
Nathaniel Vir: Procurement Manager
Nathaniel Vir is a licensed forester in the State of Maine and a member of the Society of American Foresters. Nate worked as a forester and unit manager for Seven Islands Land Company in northern Maine for 5 years before joining Sappi. Until January 2019, Nate was a forester in Sappi’s Forestry Program and worked with private landowner’s in western and central Maine. His primary role as a wood buyer is to work with local suppliers to procure roundwood for the Somerset mill. Nate is also involved with roundwood and chip quality control. Nate grew up around his family's logging business and has always enjoyed working in the woods. In his spare time, he enjoys playing hockey, hiking, drag racing and spending time with family and friends. He is a graduate of the University of Maine with a B.S. in Forest Operations Science and a minor in Business Administration. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Darren Maxsimic: Wood Buyer
Darren Maxsimic joined the Sappi Somerset Wood Procurement Team in December 2020 and is responsible for purchasing pulpwood from local wood suppliers. Darren has worked in the Maine Forest Products industry since 1989 with experiences as Timber Cruiser, Operations Forester, and Wood Buyer. Darren is a 1992 graduate of the University of Maine with a B.S. in Forest Management and is also a Professional Licensed Forester in the State of Maine. Darren enjoys spending time with family and friends hiking, fishing, and hunting. Contact: email@example.com
Forest Briggs: Wood Buyer
Forest Briggs is a wood buyer for central and eastern Maine. He oversees the scalehouse operations at the Somerset mill and manages the Sappi transportation trucks. He is also the safety coordinator for the Wood Procurement Group. Forest has worked at Sappi since 2015, spending 6 years as a stumpage forester. Prior to joining Sappi, he worked as an equipment operator for a logging contractor, a procurement forester for a land management company, and was timberlands manager for a local trucking company. Forest is a licensed Maine forester, who also holds a Maine wood scalers license, a real estate license, and is a Certified Logging Professional. In his free time, he enjoys camping with his wife and kids, gardening, hunting, golf and playing hockey. Forest is a 1997 graduate of the University of Maine with a B.S. in Forest Management. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Evan Chatmas: Wood Buyer
Evan has 10 years of experience with the forest products industry, and holds both an M.S. degree in Forest Resources and a B.S. in Wood Science & Technology from the University of Maine, Orono. Evan is a wood buyer for southern Maine and New Hampshire, and he handles all roundwood purchases for the Ossipee, New Hampshire, woodyard. Also, he is involved with woodchip quality control for the Somerset mill. Prior to joining Sappi, Evan was a procurement forester and an operations manager for ND Paper. In his free time, Evan enjoys hiking, camping, fishing, and running. Contact: email@example.com
Cody Lachance: Wood Sales Manager
Cody is a licensed forester in the state of Maine. He graduated from the University of Maine with a B.S. in Forestry along with a minor in Business Administration. After graduating with his undergraduate degree, he decided to continue his education at the University of Maine with an M.S. in Forest Resources. Before coming to Sappi, he worked for Weyerhaeuser out of their Bingham office. Cody is responsible for external wood sales for Sappi’s Northeast Region. In his spare time he enjoys hunting, cooking, carpentry, and spending time with family and friends. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Belinda Trafton: Administrator
Belinda Trafton has over 32 years of administrative experience and is responsible for wood scheduling agreements for both the Northeast and Lake States, insurance requirements for stumpage program and purchasing contractors, federal and state requirements for the Sappi wood truck, purchase orders, payment setup, check requests/advances, and vendor set-up.
Sandy Cooper: Sales and Receivable Administrator
Sandra Cooper has over 30 years of administrative experience. She is responsible for all external sales of wood for Maine and Minnesota. In addition, she coordinates the billing payments from wood sales for Maine and Minnesota. She enjoys ice fishing, camping and other outdoor activities.
Marrieanne Baker: Wood Deliveries Administrator
Marrieanne Baker graduated from Thomas College with an Associates degree in Business Management. Prior to Sappi she worked with the pharmaceutical business. During her free time she enjoys watching the Boston Red Sox, ice fishing, riding the motorcycle or spending time at camp.
Les Swartz: Manager Wood Resource Business Systems/Business Process Engineer
Les Swartz has over 29 years of experience working for SNA and is responsible for managing the Administrative team that supports our Wood Procurement group. Les is also responsible for IT troubleshooting in the wood procurement office. From 1979 until his retirement in 2009, Les was an officer in the United States Army. In 2006, he completed a 12-month tour of duty as the Engineer Brigade Commander in Afghanistan under the 10th Mountain Division. He enjoys riding his road bicycle and being in the outdoors.
Sean Hatch: Manager Wood Resource Business Systems
Sean has been in the paper and forest products industry since 2018 with experience in packaging design, inventory control, forest certification compliance, and systems management. He holds a B.S. in Marketing from Florida State University. Sean enjoys family vacations, reading, tinkering, and exploring the New England backcountry.
Rebecca Barnard: Manager - Forest Certification
In January 2018, Rebecca Barnard (B.S. Forest Ecosystem Restoration and Management, and a MBA) was named Manager – Forest Certification, bringing 15 years of forest management experience to improve the control environment around product claims and advance forest policy objectives. External to her role with Sappi, Rebecca also serves on the Society of American Foresters (SAF) National Policy Committee. Prior to joining Sappi, she served as the National Forestry Programs Manager for the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) from 2013-2018 and as the Forest Certification Coordinator for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) from 2008-2013. Rebecca enjoys many outdoor activities, such as hunting, biking, hiking, and kayaking.
Somerset Mill (Skowhegan, Maine)
Robert Kelso: Quality Wood Scaler, Somerset Scalehouse
Bob Kelso is responsible for scaling trucks delivering wood materials to Sappi's Somerset mill. He is a 1989 graduate of the University of Maine with an Associate Degree in Forest Management. In his spare time Bob enjoys spending time with his children doing outdoor activities including hiking, camping, fishing, kayaking and rafting.
Aron Bishop: Quality Wood Scaler, Somerset Scalehouse
Aron is responsible for scaling trucks delivering wood materials to Sappi’s Somerset mill. Aron joins us in the scalehouse after 21 years with the Maine Forest Service. Aron started out with the Forest Service as a Conservation Aid. He then transitioned to an Entomology Technician and eventually Field and Mapping Supervisor for the forest inventory group. Aron’s experience was in forest inventory and invasive forest insects. Aron is a volunteer fire fighter. In his free time he enjoys hunting, fishing and is a proud Freemason and Shriner.
Cynthia Miller: Quality Wood Scaler, Somerset Scalehouse
Cynthia Miller is responsible for scaling trucks delivering wood materials to Sappi’s Somerset Mill. Cynthia graduated from Kennebec Valley Community College in 1994 with an Associates Degree in Applied Science. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and also enjoys camping, hiking and kayaking.
Dana Hinkley: Quality Wood Scaler, Ossipee Scalehouse
Dana Hinkley is a NH certified weighmaster and is responsible for scaling and wood yard operations at Sappi’s Ossipee, NH pile down yard. He began his career logging for the Brown Company in 1978 and then was a professional firefighter for the City of Berlin, NH for 20 years. He also designed and developed logger safety training for SFI implementation and has instructed throughout the US. From 2001-2009 he owned and operated Hinkley Timber, a mechanized logging company, and then spent 9 years as a wood yard specialist at TR Dillon’s North Stratford, NH yard. As a single dad, he enjoys spending time with his two sons who he adopted at birth.