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.
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, working for private estates and moved to British Columbia in 2002 to pursue his forestry education.
He is originally from the UK where he attained 8 years’ experience in operational forestry. In 2012 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. Most recently he was the Director of Lands and Resources for Kitselas First Nation where he reviewed over 20 major resource development projects in Northwestern BC.
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.
Del Williams has worked for the Forest Practices Board since 2012
Del has a Diploma of Technology in Forestry from BCIT, a Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry from UBC, and a certificate in advanced silviculture education from the Silviculture Institute of BC. He has been a registered Professional Forester in BC since 1987.
Prior to joining the Board, Del worked in various forestry positions throughout BC for 24 years. Del worked as: a Silviculture Forester on Haida Gwaii; as Operations Forester, then General Manager, with the Revelstoke Community Forest Corporation; as Tenures Forester and Project Manager with the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations; and as a manager of a productive woodlot in the BC interior.
Since joining the Board, Del has worked predominantly on special projects and investigations.
Doug Wahl has worked for the Forest Practices Board since 2008
Doug ’s education consists of a Diploma in Renewable Resource Management from Lethbridge College, a Bachelor of Applied Science in Coastal Management from the University of New England, Australia and 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 assignments were focused on the forest and mining sectors, where his work included the assessment and mitigation of fish, wildlife and biodiversity values as well as the provision of advice on policy and regulatory matters. While at the Board, Doug has contributed to audits and investigations involving the assessment of fish habitat, fish passage, range use, old growth retention and community watersheds.
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.
Glen Pilling has worked for the Forest Practices Board since 1997
Glen’s education consists of a Bachelor of Science Degree in Forestry from the University of British Columbia.
Glen is a generalist, equally at home with audits and investigations.
Before joining the Board, Glen worked at the Ministry of Forests. During his career, he has also been a consultant, and has worked in the following areas and roles: block layout, silviculture surveys, GIS Forester district planner, silviculture audit forester and timber tenures forester.
While at the Board, Glen has worked on these significant projects: Consistency of Logging with the Robson Valley LRMP; BCTS Logging at Roberts Creek; Nadina Beetle Treatments; BCTS and Road Maintenance.
Darlene Oman has worked for the Forest Practices Board since 1997
Darlene has a BA in Geography from York University.
Darlene began her career in 1988 with the Ontario Ministry of Environment as a planner in the Environmental Assessment Branch, where she was involved in a variety of projects, including the Class Environmental Assessment of Timber Management that involved public hearings held across Ontario. In 1995, she moved to Victoria to join the newly established Environmental Assessment Office, working on numerous natural resource development projects across BC.
In 1997, Darlene joined the Forest Practices Board as the Director of Special Projects, responsible for both the special investigations program and the communications program. She is currently responsible for Corporate Performance and Communications.