Board of Forestry Members
Stephen Hobbs

Stephen Hobbs is Executive Associate Dean of  the College of Forestry at Oregon State University. He has served as director of the Coastal Oregon Productivity Enhancement (COPE) Program. COPE is a multi-disciplinary research effort aimed at obtaining a better understanding of forest and stream resources in the Oregon Coast Range and how they can be managed more effectively. Hobbs says he has a "strong commitment to the sustainable use of Oregon´s forest resources. Serving on the state Board of Forestry will provide me with an opportunity to make a significant contribution to the policies that support how forest resources are managed." Hobbs holds a BS in Forestry and a Ph.D. in Forestry Science.

Barbara Craig
Barbara Craig is a natural resources attorney with the law firm of Stoel Rives LLP, as well as a professional forester. Craig´s practice involves Endangered Species Act issues, including the Shortnose and Lost River suckers, the Oregon silverspot butterfly and the Northern spotted owl. She has served on the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Advisory Committee for revisions to the Oregon Endangered Species Act, and on the Oregon State University Forest Research Laboratory Advisory Committee. "I care deeply about Oregon´s forests and natural resources," Craig says, "Oregon must continue to take strong leadership in the management of our private, state, and federal forestlands."
Larry Giustina
Larry Giustina has been managing general partner of Giustina Land and Timber Company since 1990. His family has been in the wood products business for three generations. His father helped institute the Oregon Forest Practices when he served on the Board of Forestry in the early 1970s. Giustina holds a B.S. in Business from Oregon State University.

Chris Heffernan
Chris Heffernan is a rancher and farmer from North Powder and owns and actively manages 1,332 acres of grazing and forest lands. He owns the North Slope Hay Company, Inc., and manages H & H Ranches, an alfalfa farm and livestock grazing operation. Heffernan and his family´s ranch earned the national honor of the 2002 Rural Sportsman Big Game Management Farm of the Year as well as the Wildlife Stewardship Farm of the Year award. Heffernan has served as the Eastern Oregon representative on the Committee for Family Forestlands. He is a committee member of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and committee chairman of the Northeast Oregon Regional Fire Protection Board. Heffernan holds a baccalaureate in Agriculture Education from California State University.

William Hutchison
Bill Hutchison is a partner in the Portland law firm of Foster Pepper Tooze, LLP.  He has been engaged in forestry and natural resource issues throughout his 37-year career.  His practice emphasis is on agricultural cooperative, corporate, real estate, and environmental law.  In addition to his JD degree, he holds a bachelor's degree in economics.

Jennifer Phillippi
Jennifer Phillippi is Business Manager of Rough and Ready Lumber Co. She is also President of Perpetua Forests Company, and is a third-generation family sawmill and forest landowner. Phillippi served as a core stakeholder in the development of the Board of Forestry's strategic plan, the 2003 Forestry Program for Oregon, a public process about which she says she was "heartened to see a thoughtful and balanced attitude towards an issue that in other settings often becomes politically diverse with ineffective results," Phillippi views the current Oregon Forest Practices Rules as both "productive and flexible, allowing landowners to respond to the conditions of different forest types while accommodating diverse individual objectives. Having grown up in a rural, forested area, she has a particularly close connection to the woods.

Diane Snyder
Diane Snyder is Vice President of Community Development for the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities - a non-profit corporation endowed to support educational, charitable, public interest, and forest sustainability projects in timber-reliant communities.  Snyder previously served for over ten years as executive director of Wallowa Resources, a non-profit corporation established in 1996 with a stated mission to "promote community, forest and watershed health while creating family-wage jobs and business opportunities." Snyder also chaired the Wallowa County Economic Development Council and was Director of the Wallowa County Planning Department.