Our team​

Charlie Hall

Foresters - Skowhegan Woodlands

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: charles.hall@sappi.com

Lucas Lamond

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: lucas.lamond@sappi.com

Benjamin Balet

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: benjamin.balet@sappi.com

Stephen Sacks

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: stephen.sacks@sappi.com

Jim Stewart

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: jim.stewart@sappi.com

Jeremy Stultz

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: jeremy.stultz@sappi.com

Ethan Olson

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.

Jacob Parent

Jacob Parent: Forest Technician

Jacob is a graduate of the University of Maine with a B.S. in Forestry and is a licensed forester in the state of Maine. Prior to working at Sappi, he worked as a planning forester with Weyerhaeuser in Greenville. Jacob primarily works in south-central to mid-coast Maine assisting woodlot owners in the management of their properties. In his spare time he enjoys archery, hunting, and spending time exploring the outdoors.

Ryan McAvoy

Wood Procurement

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

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: bryan.savoy@sappi.com

Nathaniel Vir

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: nathaniel.vir@sappi.com

Darren Maxsimic

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: darren.maxsimic@sappi.com

Forest Briggs

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: forest.briggs@sappi.com

 

Evan Chatmas

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: evan.chatmas@sappi.com

Cody Lachance

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: cody.lachance@sappi.com

Belinda Trafton

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

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

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

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.

Rebecca Barnard

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.

Larry Godin

Scalers

Somerset Mill (Skowhegan, Maine)

Larry Godin: Scaling Manager-Somerset Mill

Larry Godin is responsible for recording trip ticket information, scaling 150+ loads of forest products and miscellaneous materials per shift, and directing material to its proper location for unloading. As needed, Larry inspects material for quality and compliance with mill specifications,trains and updates all scalers on SAP, and works with I.T. to resolve SAP and I.T issues that hinder scaling performance. In his career with Sappi, Larry has held many positions in the company, including forester in the procurement group. Larry holds professional licenses in the State of Maine as a Scaler and Forester, and received an A.S. and B.S. in Forest Management from the University of Maine.

Robert Kelso

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.

Dana Hinkley

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.


Four things really pleased me about SAPPI's harvest of my woodlot: 1) the foresters spent a lot of time with me, including walking the lot 3 times prior to the harvest, kept me informed throughout the harvest, and met with me after the harvest to review the project and make sure I was satisfied; 2) the loggers followed our plan exactly and did a superb job - and they were always happy to talk with me when I stopped by to monitor the project - and they cut 10 cords of firewood for my personal use; 3) the project was completed in all respects exactly as planned and promised; 4) the prices I received were very fair and my money was received promptly after delivery of the wood to the mills.
George A. Smith, Mount Vernon