Astrid van Woudenberg has worked for the Forest Practices Board since November 2018
Astrid has a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Master of Science in Forest-Wildlife from the University of British Columbia. She is a Registered Professional Biologist.
Astrid has 25 years of experience as a consulting wildlife biologist, working for industry, government and other clients to integrate wildlife needs into forest and range management. She has extensive experience working with species at risk. Astrid lives in Kamloops.
Tom Bruderer has worked for the Forest Practices Board since November 2018
Tom has a Tech Diploma from BCIT, Bachelor of Science in Forestry from the University of New Brunswick and a Master of Forestry from the University of British Columbia. He is a Registered Professional Forester (RPF) and Geoscientist in Training with EGBC.
Tom has over 14 years of experience on the Coast as a forest engineer for major licensees. Prior to joining the Board, he worked as a terrain specialist consultant for two years and since 2016, worked on Board audits as a contractor. Tom lives in Comox on Vancouver Island.
Tracy Andrews has worked for the Forest Practices Board since April 2018
Tracy earned her Diploma in the Renewable Resources Forestry Option from the British Columbia Institute of Technology in 1998 and went through the Association of BC Forest Professional’s Pupil Program to become a Registered Professional Forester in 2007.
Tracy spent the first six years of her career working for Tembec Industries on TFL 14 in the East Kootenay. She moved back to the Coast and joined the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development at the South Island Natural Resource District where she worked on the review, approval, and implementation of the first forest stewardship plans for the district. Tracy also worked at Resource Tenures Branch leading the FRPA Implementation work for the Province and most recently was the Senior Licensed Authorizations Officer at the South Island Natural Resource District, responsible for oversight of the tenure administration, resource stewardship and First Nations relations business areas. Tracy lives in Ucluelet.
Sam Coggins has worked for the Forest Practices Board since March 2017.
Sam has a Bachelor of Science in Forest Resources Management and a PhD in Forestry from UBC. He is also a Registered Professional Forester and in 2019 was appointed as an adjunct professor in Forest Resources Management in the Faculty of Forestry at UBC in 2019.
Sam has a wide range of experience in natural resources management including forestry, fisheries, environmental science, oil and gas development, environmental assessments, land management, and geomatics. He began his career in 1993 in the UK, and worked on private estates in operational forestry for 8 years before moving to British Columbia in 2002 to pursue his forestry education.
In 2011 he moved to Terrace, BC, to work in forestry and as a GIS technician for Nisga’a Lisims Government where he was responsible to complete a forest inventory of Nisga’a Lands, finalized FLNRO obligations on silviculture and roads, finished community wildfire protection plans, and completed day-to-day mapping for government. He was then employed as a Natural Resource Specialist with Cambria Gordon Ltd., and Stantec and worked directly on several major development projects in the Northwest to ensure compliance with environmental standards. Between 2014 and 2017 he was Director of Lands and Resources for Kitselas First Nation where he developed the department that managed the lands and resources for the Nation on the Traditional Territory.
Kairry Nguyen has worked for the Forest Practices Board since 2003
Kairry looks after the Board’s website and social media channels. She also manages the publication of all Board reports, and a variety of other communications jobs.
Tim Slater has worked for the Forest Practices Board since 2000
Tim has worked for the FPB for over 16 years, first as a contractor with the Board prior to being a staff in 2000. He looks after IT systems and support for the Board, and also responsible for facilities management and information security matters.
Shannon Podgorenko has worked for the Forest Practices Board since 2015
Shannon looks after the budget and finances, as well as office management, records management and human resources support. She makes sure contracts are properly managed and bills are paid.
Skye Dumond has worked for the Forest Practices Board since 1996
Skye has worked for the FPB for over 20 years, of which the first 9 years was as a contractor. She provides executive support to the Board members and the Executive Director.
Doug Wahl has worked for the Forest Practices Board since 2008
Doug has a Master of Applied Science from the University of Canberra, Australia. He is a Registered Professional Biologist and a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC).
Before joining the Board, Doug was a consulting habitat biologist based in Summerland, BC. The majority of his consulting work focused on the forest and mining sectors undertaking assessments, and providing advice on mitigation, policy and regulatory matters. At the Board, Doug’s work in audits and investigations has involved examining fish habitat, wildlife, range, old growth, FREP and watersheds used for drinking water.
Doug’s primary interest in natural resource management is achieving the optimum balance between the sustained use of natural resources and the appropriate protection of environmental values.
Daryl Spencer has worked for the Forest Practices Board since 2008
Daryl’s education consists of a Bachelor of Science in Forestry from the University of British Columbia, and he has been a Registered Professional Forester (RPF) since 1990.
Prior to working for the Board, Daryl was involved with various board audits as a contractor, with responsibilities including harvest, planning, silviculture and roads auditor. As a generalist, Daryl continues to focus on resource planning, protection, harvesting, silviculture and road construction.
Before joining the Board, Daryl spent 10 years in various forest industry roles including area forester, management forester, harvest manager and district planner in forest companies such as Westar Timber, Evans Forest Products and Tasman Forestry. Subsequently, he worked as a consultant for 10 years, concentrating on resource planning, forest inventory and timber development.
Daryl has worked on these significant projects: Pilot Audit of Forest Soil Conservation; Pilot Range Audit: Compliance and Enforcement Audit on Range Activity in the Horsefly Forest District; Audit of Small Scale Salvage in the Kamloops Forest District; Soil Conservation Planning and Practices in the Quesnel and Vanderhoof Districts; Audit of Visual Resource Management – Headwaters Forest District.