The Forest Society recently welcomed four seasonal staff members to the team. With so much to accomplish during our field season, we're lucky to have their experience and expertise contributing to our work.
Adam Gough is a forestry technician this summer at the Forest Society. He was born and raised just over the New Hampshire line in Maine. He recently finished up his second year as a forestry major at the University of Maine in Orono. His interests include hiking/backpacking, fishing, and paddle boarding. He looks forward to a productive and educational season with our foresters.
Rachel is the reservation stewardship technician this summer for the reservation stewardship department. She lives in Tilton.
Chris Ring made a “late” career change in life and went back to school for a degree in Sustainable Natural Resource Management from Unity College of Maine. Before joining the Forest Society he worked as a Research Technician at Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve. He also completed a stewardship internship at Wells Reserve. Earlier in his career Chris worked as a high school teacher, a green homes builder and a real estate investor. He is also a published author of fiction and non-fiction with a focus on the natural environment and wildlife.
Sophie Oehler graduated in May from the University of Vermont as political science major with a minor in Reporting, Documenting and Storytelling. She was a senior writer with UVM’s Community News Service, working closely with local newspapers in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont to cover stories and take photographs to be published each week. She grew up in Hollis with an interest in the outdoors, and the conservation of our woods, waters and wildlife.